The Ministry of Finance published recently the Municipality Budget Circular 2015/1 and Budget Circular 2014/1 – preliminary preparations and initial ceilings of the Budget 2015 from Central Budget Organizations. Meetings between the Ministry of Finance, Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH paid off; for the first time, the Ministry decided to include reference to gender responsive budgeting within the Budget Circulars.
The Budget Circular 2014/1 reflects preliminary preparations and initial ceilings of the 2015 Budget for Central Budget Organizations, including more detail on GRB. Circular 2014/1 encourages increased effectiveness and transparency of public spending by providing more specific performance indicators. The circular suggests disaggregating indicators and measuring by gender wherever meaningful and possible, explaining that such indicators are IIF and EC requirements for measuring overall performance of the budget process.