Know Your Budget is a project initiated by the Gambia Participates with funding from the International Republican Institute through the US Embassy Banjul to familiarize citizens with the national budget using modern day technological tools and accepted community engagement strategies. The national budget is a key document that if well prepared could transform the lives of citizens. Thus, the project built offline and online platforms to raise awareness on the approved budget and provide information on the budget expenditure.

This is designed to ignite budget participation interest in citizens, create a platform to engage with their elected officials at the same time creating space for budget transparency and accountability in The Gambia.

Gambia Participates engaged in a Budget sensitization through the installation of street billboards containing key budget information stationed within strategic locations around the Greater Banjul Area.

This is done under the #KnowYourBudget campaign/project in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI). The organization disaggregated budget expenditure of the Gambia to a more citizen friendly version of budget information from January to June 2020 respectively.

The billboards are aimed to raise awareness on budget allocations and by extension bring the information closer to the average Gambians thus familiarizing citizens with the national budget. This is designed to ignite interest in budget participation in citizens at the same time creating space for budget transparency and accountability in The Gambia.

The national budget is the nation’s most imperative document after the constitution of the land and citizens’ understanding of this document is paramount. Thus, it is of utmost significance for citizens to have access to budget information and most importantly understand it.

BUDGET INFORMATION

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VISIT THE KYB WEBSITE

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