Participation of the citizens is imperative to make budget process transparent, effective and efficient. The role of the citizen in the budget process has steadily widened over in recent decades, as dialogue between administrators and citizen is a useful mechanism for increasing accountability and such dialogues are valuable tool to improve citizen trust in government. This will also align budgetary decisions with actual citizen priorities and values.
Finance Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the collaboration of FCDO funded Sub National Governance Project is planning to engage citizens of the province to provide recommendations for preparation of budget for the Financial Year 2021-22. This reform initiative will acquire additional knowledge about citizen needs and this information will help policy making process more efficient and develop a more appropriate budget which is aligned with the priorities of the citizen.