Welcome to the Public Finance for Development: Strengthening Public Finance Capacities in the Western Balkans and Commonwealth of Independent States.

Public Finance for Development is a five-year programme implemented by the Bratislava Regional Centre of the United Nations Development Programme for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (UNDP BRC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (MF SR). The programme is financed by the MF SR and is  part of the official development assistance of Slovakia. The programme is implemented also in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation.

The programme goal is to contribute to public finance reforms in the Western Balkans and Commonwealth of Independent States and to increase efficiency and long-term sustainability of reformed public finances. Slovakia’s experience in public finance reforms and desire to share this experience and knowledge with transition countries is the main driver of the programme.

The programme objectives include developing analytical capacities and building skills in public finance area and creating right starting points for successful public finance reforms. The programme emphasizes increasing awareness and understanding of linkages between sound public finance management and poverty reduction, human development and social inclusion.

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