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INSTITUTE FOR BUDGETARY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH (IBSER)

    The Institute for Budgetary and Socio-Economic Research (IBSER) is an all-Ukrainian public nonprofit organization established in June 2007 by a group of leading Ukrainian experts with years of experience in the financial area. It aims to facilitate the comprehensive and stable socio-economic development of Ukraine via analytical and applied research, the dissemination of information on budget and economic situation, and the implementation of training programs.

IBSER
Mission 

  • fostering trends toward increasing the transparency of the budget process and fighting corruption via the implementation of advanced methods of budgeting and strategic planning at the central and local levels; facilitating public access to information;
  • promoting public awareness of fiscal and economic processes in the country by disseminating information and    implementing educational programs, and performing other applied research activities in support of socio-economic reforms in Ukraine;
  • contributing to international integration, in particular via the organization of training trips to foreign countries aimed at studying the best international experiences; holding international events; 
  • assisting on its market and democratic reforms paths by conducting research and analytical studies of budget and socio-economic processes and observing taxation and budgetary trends to identify the impact of fiscal and financial policy on sectors of the economy.

 

    Since 1 October 2011, IBSER has been implementing the new Municipal Finance Strengthening Initiative (MFSI-II) Roll-out project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2011- 2017).

   The project is focusing its activities on the following:

  •  providing legislative, methodological, and organizational support to central and local governments in disseminating the performance program budgeting (PPB) method to all local budgets of Ukraine;
  •  developing and implementing financial practices that promote energy efficiency in selected cities;
  •  improving public awareness about the process of State budgeting, revenues and expenditures.

   The project activities are implemented at the central and local levels simultaneously in order to ensure the top efficiency and support of project objectives, in particular, by establishing partner relations between the representatives of various branches of government, non-governmental organizations, private companies, and other stakeholders.
   At the national level, the project provides assistance to the Ministry of Finance, other government ministries, and relevant Verkhovna Rada committees on the issues of improving current legislation, developing methodology and implementing regulations aimed at strengthening local socioeconomic development and introducing an efficient and transparent budgeting system.
   
At the local level, MFSI-II supports and expands the existing network of highly-knowledgeable consultants, arranges a series of workshops for local governments and local branches of State Treasury, provides consultations on issues related to developing and implementing PPB-based budget programs and will assist in implementing a system for monitoring energy expenditures.
   In order to discuss and disseminate the project achievements, the practice of holding Financial and Economic Forums is continued, and support is provided to the activities of the National Advisory Board on issues of efficient public finance management.
   To improve the public awareness about the processes underway in the budget system of Ukraine, MFSI-II prepares and publishes periodical monthly, quarterly, and annual bulletins.      

Announcements
2015-11-30
Request/Invitation for Applications No. RFAMFSI-II 11-2015

ATTENTION! THE DEADLINE OF APPLYING CHANDED!

Selection of local nongovernmental nonprofit organizations for participation in the United States Agency's for International Development (USAID) Municipal Finance Strengthening Initiative Roll-out (MFSI-II) Project, which is implemented by the Institute for Budgetary and Socio-Economic Research (IBSER), with regard to disseminating the practices of citizen participation in the budget process at the local level in Ukraine.
   The selection is intended to engage a nongovernmental organization for implementation of the MFSI-II component of introduction of participatory budget at the local level in Ukraine. It is expected that the selected organization will provide the technical support in developing and operating the required electronic system (Technical Support NGO). By February 2017, such electronic system will have to be set up and running in the city of Kyiv and 14 other cities to be selected in the process of project implementation.
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2016-05-23
   IBSER experts took part in the 24th Annual Conference Spreading Standards, Building Capacities: European Administrative Space in Progress held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 19 through 21 May 2016. The event was organized by the Network of the Institutes of Schools of Public Administration of Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) in collaboration with the Zagreb University. IBSER joined the NISPAcee network back in 2007, and since that time, our experts have been sharing their experience of improving the public administration, in particular, in the field of public finance.
   This year's NISPAcee conference was devoted to reviewing the topical issues of development of the budget and fiscal policies in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Central Asia. As part of the event, meetings were held of expert panels subdivided into specialization areas regarding concrete issues of public administration. The conference participants have considered the main problems and discussed the prospects of public administration reform in Croatia, impact of the budget crisis in the field of public administration in EU countries, and results of decentralization of present-day European governance.
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