One of the most important activities of the regional project Budget Advocacy and Monitoring in countries of South East Europe was Assessment of the national budgets. The national analysis were published in separate documents, with the regional survey as a summary of all three national analysis including experience of a similar exercise conducted in Macedonia.
In scope of the poject, Association Margina, the national coordinator of the project in Bosnia Herzegovina, published the budget analysis for the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina and Republika Srpska.
The document entitled “Analiza budžeta Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine i Republike Srpske 2016 – 2018” was produced by mr sci Faruk Hadžić dipl ecc with support of the Association Margina team.
Besides budget analysis of the two entities for each of the three years, the document also includes an analysis of the Health Fund budget in both entities with specific insight into the Solidarity Fund and analysis of the excise tax rates on cigarettes and tobacco.
The Analysis of the budgets in Bosnia and Herzegovina is available following this link>>>
The budget analysis in Serbia was prepared by the team of consultants engaged by Association Prevent.
The surveys were of a meta-analytic nature, conducted on data and information obtained on the basis of publicly available documents published by state bodies: the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia, the Customs Administration and the Agency for Business Registers.
The analysis clearly shows a continuous decrease in the allocation of funds for preventive health care, regardless of whether the total budget of the Ministry is increased or decreased and whether the budget of the Ministry of Health occupies a higher or lower percentage in the national budget for a given year. The most significant finding is the constantly present difference in the planned and executed budget – the allocated/spent funds are continuously reduced compared to those planned.
The Analysis of the budgets in Serbia is available following this link>>>
Besides the analysis of the budget of the Ministry of Health which was produced, DPNSEE has prepared and presented the Analysis of the public calls for prevention of the Ministry of Health. This analysis is available following this link>>>.
Another document prepared in scope of the project in Serbia is the Analysis of the national fund from opportunity of prosecution (deferring of a criminal prosecution and dismissing a criminal complaint due to a genuine remorse of a suspect). This analysis is available following this link>>> (updated version after using documents received from the Ministry of Justice).
The funding organisation of the project Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) published a case study which looks at the implementation of this project with the objectives to:
- Document the pilot in 3 Balkan countries and to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of this approach and to develop suggestions for improvement; and,
- Document the results, successes, and challenges of the budget advocacy projects supported through this approach.
The document is available following this link>>>