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Handbook on Misdemeanors in the Area of Public Procurement Published

Handbook on Misdemeanors in the Area of Public Procurement Published

September 2, 2021

Misdemeanor court judges will provide a critical role in the future implementation of public procurement. In recognition, GAI in cooperation with the Misdemeanor Appellate Court and Judicial Academy, designed and delivered a series of training for more than 100 judges from appellate misdemeanor and first instance courts on the new set of competencies introduced by the Law on Public Procurement. Additionally, in consultation with the Misdemeanor Appellate Court, Belgrade Misdemeanor Court and the Supreme Court of Cassation, GAI also prepared and published a comprehensive Handbook on Misdemeanors in the Area of Public Procurement. The goal is to provide a practical tool to enable the application of relevant provisions of the Law on Misdemeanors, in light of specific violations set forth by the Law on Public Procurement.

The full text of the Handbook is available for download, just click the icon on the right

Manuals for Engagement of High Schools’ Students in Local Budget Planning

Manuals for Engagement of High Schools’ Students in Local Budget Planning

August 5, 2021

The manuals are prepared for students’ parliaments and local governments and include practical steps and advice on how to engage students to identify and select projects relevant to their time and studying at schools and, eventually, propose them to local governments to be financed from local budgets. In this way, one important social group, youth, is motivated and involved in making decisions that directly affect the quality of their lives. USAID GAI invites all schools, student parliaments, and local governments to take advantage of the good practice developed within our project and join this initiative. Manuals are available only in Serbian. 

USAID GAI Second Newsletter for Local Self-Governments

USAID GAI Second Newsletter for Local Self-Governments

August 4, 2021

USAID Government Accountability Initiative issued second Newsletter for Local Self-Governments which presents activities and results on improving accountability, transparency, and public participation, as well as good practices and models that can be used by each local government in Serbia.

Strengthening Transparency, Communication and Citizen Participation Through Improvement of Websites of Local Self-Governments

Strengthening Transparency, Communication and Citizen Participation Through Improvement of Websites of Local Self-Governments

July 13, 2021

Improving the structure and the content of local websites has been in the spotlight of the USAID GAI project from the very beginning is being pursued throughout the entire project.

Websites are one of the most relevant tools for ensuring transparency, availability of data, documents, and information of public importance. Websites provide the latest and timely information to the public on local administration work and events in the local community. The presence of cities and municipalities in an online environment offers great opportunities for communication with citizens and enables citizen participation in decision-making through online polls, consultations, virtual public debates, and fora for the exchange of ideas, opinions, and suggestions. Good websites provide online delivery of local services, which significantly contributes to the efficiency and quality of these services.

GAI is providing technical assistance to all counterparts LSGs to improve their websites through annual websites assessment with recommendations, local website model, and a rulebook for website updates and maintenance. On this page, you can find a presentation for websites improvement, as well as recommended website structure and the content for local governments’ websites.

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