Reporte Trimestral #3.

QUARTERLY PROGRESS RESULTS

RESULT 1: SOUND PUBLIC FINANCIAL SYSTEMS IN PLACE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND PERMIT PARTICIPATION BY CITIZENS IN DECISION MAKING

Background: NEXOS LOCALES will provide technical assistance, training, and equipment to strengthen municipal governments’ public financial management (PFM) and procurement systems, which will encompass the systems and mechanisms through which municipalities mobilize revenues (e.g., taxes, fees, royalties, etc.) and subsequently plan, budget, execute and monitor the expenditure of those revenues. NEXOS LOCALES will support the implementation of municipal code reforms, regulations, and policies that contribute to improving capacity and accountability.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE 3rd QUARTER

Key accomplishments during the third quarter include:

  • Revision of strategy for Public Financial Management Diagnostics
  • Recruitment of long-term (LTTA) Public Financial Management Specialist, Karla Milián, to oversee PFM activities
  • MOU Signings with Municipality of Cunen and Santo Tomás Chichicastenango
  • MOU Signing with AGEXPORT
  • Completion of assessments of Pre-diagnostic Gap Assessment
  • Completion of initial rapid assessments of local COMUDEs
  • Completion of selection and mapping of Macommunidades Ver más…

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Reporte Trimestral #2.

QUARTERLY PROGRESS RESULTS RESULT

1: SOUND PUBLIC FINANCIAL SYSTEMS IN PLACE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY AND PERMIT PARTICIPATION BY CITIZENS IN DECISION MAKING

Background: NEXOS LOCALES will provide technical assistance, training, and equipment to strengthen municipal governments’ public financial management (PFM) and procurement systems, which will encompass the systems and mechanisms through which municipalities mobilize revenues (e.g., taxes, fees, royalties, etc.) and subsequently plan, budget, execute and monitor the expenditure of those revenues. NEXOS LOCALES will support the implementation of municipal code reforms, regulations, and policies that contribute to improving capacity and accountability.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE 2nd QUARTER

Key accomplishments during the first quarter include:

  • Development of SOW for Public Financial Management Diagnostics
  • MOU Signing with SEGEPLAN – Nexos Locales and SEGEPLAN entered into a duly signed Memorandum of Understanding to establish parameters of cooperation and technical assistance
  • MOU Signing with INAP – Nexos Locales and INAP entered into a duly signed Memorandum of Understanding to establish parameters of cooperation and technical assistance
  • MOU Signings with 26 out of the 30 Municipalities of the Nexos Locales Contract

ACTIVITIES/ WORK PROGRESS

Below are brief descriptions of specific activities implemented during the second quarter for Result 1.

Activity 1.1 Assess capacity of target municipalities, particularly in the areas of revenue generation, purchasing and procurement, administration and planning, and compliance with the Public Access to Ver Mas…

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Reporte Trimestral #1.

Quarterly Progress

Result 1: Sound public financial systems in place in order to promote transparency and permit participation by citizens in decision making

LGP will provide technical assistance, training, and equipment to strengthen municipal governments’ public financial management (PFM) and procurement systems, which will encompass the systems and mechanisms through which municipalities mobilize revenues (e.g., taxes, fees, royalties, etc.) and subsequently plan, budget, execute and monitor the expenditure of those revenues. LGP will support the implementation of municipal code reforms, regulations, and policies that contribute to improving capacity and accountability.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE 1st QUARTER

Key accomplishments during the first quarter include:

  • Agreement with Ministry of Finance and FLACSO re: project collaboration. On Tuesday October 7th, the program met with Carlos Valladares, Head of the Office of Planning and Budget by Results of the Ministry of Finance, and FLACSO, which has been training government officials.
  • Agreement with SEGEPLAN re: collaboration and information sharing. On Thursday October 9th the program met with Arq. Hugo Gómez and Licenciado Luis Catalán and SEGEPLAN, and came to agreement on working jointly to provide information and share technologies related to managing by results, investment planning, transparency and dissemination of financial information at civil society levels, and training and implementation of sound public financial management, and interaction planning-budgeting.
  • Agreement with INAP re: collaboration. On Tuesday September 30th, the project met with General Manager Leonel Siguí and Manager Edy Renán Barrera, together with Luis Alfonzo Beteta, Director of post graduate studies at INAP, and agreed to work jointly in the process of training public officials at the municipal level and civil society organizations in topics related to public finance, transparency, accountability, and local governance in Ver Más…

 

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