Budgeting

Before starting

Gaps and pitfalls in current practices
Key points about a human rights-based budgeting

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Assessing the resources allocated to the realization of HRWs
Developing a human rights-based budget
Establishing the cost of the intervention process
Costing activities to strengthen right holder and duty bearers’ capacities

Check point

Tools

Once you have planned the strategy of your intervention, a key step to set up the budget of your programme will be to cost the implementation of the planned activities and corresponding processes.A human rights-based approach to the budget demands that budget be made on the basis of transparency, accountability, non-discrimination, participation and sustainability. It also demands to allocate resources not only to the activities but also to the implementation process.

Objectives

At the end of the budgeting process, you must have:

  • Earmarked resources for the activities themselves and for the implementation process to be in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination, access to information, participation, accountability, and sustainability
  • Ensure that budget of the programme or project has been defined in coordination with national or local authorities, and that financial documents concerning the project are available to the public