06.11.2011

Serbia: Transparency in spending Local Public Funds for CSOs Activities

Findings, Best Practices Examples and Recommendations | Prepared by Branka Pavlovic

This document is presenting the research organized and conducted as a descriptive analysis with intention to formulate conclusions and recommendations in the area of transparent funding of CSOs work from local budget in Serbia. This research is a part of the TACSO support for the development of a strong and influential Civil Society sector.

One of key challenges for CSOs from Serbia is related to lack of regulations of transparent CSOs funding, in particular from local public budgets. There is budget line called 481 that suppose to serve for supporting citizens’ associations. Although structure of internal allocation of these funds is not often in the line of its main purpose, the main problem is nontransparent way of spending the allocated money, especially on the local level.