Evidence Based Budget

Improving public services through smarter budgeting

SNG helped district governments conduct needs assessment to determine public services that communities in the districts really need, with a particular focus on the needs of women, girls and marginalized groups. The needs assessments form the basis of strategic plans whereby the district governments set out development priorities- where the budget needs to be targeted, the practical challenges and opportunities to address them in order to improve service delivery. SNG helped districts assess local communities’ public service needs, based on a simple, three-stages approach:

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Identify and define the scope of needs assessment.
Identify the primary thematic areas.
Identify the purpose, goals and objectives of the needs assessment.
Define what data and information are required.
Identify the indicators.[/ult_hotspot_items][ult_hotspot_items icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ tooltip_custom_bg_color=”#ffffff” tooltip_width=”355″ tooltip_position=”right” tooltip_animation=”glow” tooltip_continuous_animation=”glow” hotspot_position=”50.41333575581395,57.990624999999994″ tooltip_custom_border_size=”border-style:dotted;|border-width:1px;border-radius:3px;|border-color:#ff8000;”]Collect relevant information.
Synthesize and analyze the information collected.
Define needs on the basis of performance gaps.
Establish an initial prioritization of needs.
Prepare a needs assessment report including recommended allocations.[/ult_hotspot_items][ult_hotspot_items icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ tooltip_custom_bg_color=”#ffffff” tooltip_width=”355″ tooltip_position=”right” tooltip_animation=”glow” tooltip_continuous_animation=”glow” hotspot_position=”85.5423328488372,58.17187499999999″ tooltip_custom_border_size=”border-style:dotted;|border-width:1px;border-radius:3px;|border-color:#ff8000;”]Create Fiscal Space for meeting needs.
Explore options for bridging the gaps.
Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the relevant budget (e.g. for primary health care).
Identify idle resources that can be diverted to satisfy needs.
Formulate need-based budget proposals within the total budget envelope available.[/ult_hotspot_items][/ult_hotspot]
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