PMCG continues to actively work with its partner, the Batumi City Municipality, to improve its program budgeting capacity and to ensure the effective, efficient, transparent and priority-based use of public resources.
More specifically, the team is assisting the city to define its mid-term priorities, directions and programs for 2017. In addition, to formulate and implement a needs-oriented 2017 program budget for the municipality.
Furthermore, PMCG will develop an evaluation and monitoring framework for budgetary processes in order to institutionalize monitoring and evaluation processes with regards to the implementation of programs and sub-programs.
In addition, the team will assist the city’s municipality to develop a Citizens’ Guide that will enable Batumi’s citizens to better understand the local budget for 2017.
As a result of the aforementioned activities, citizens of Batumi will benefit from a more transparent and open government, and will have easier access to independent, reliable and balanced information.