The project “Good governance and cooperation – response to common challenges in public finance” (hereinafter – the Project) developed by the Ministry of Finance of the Kaliningrad region in cooperation with the Municipality of Gdansk and Gdynia (Poland) under the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Lithuania-Poland-Russia 2007-2013 (hereinafter – the Program) and is funded by grant funds and own funds of the applicants.
The overall objective of the project – to promote economic and social development of the territories by improving the quality of public finance management. The specific objectives of the project are increase of the efficiency of public finance management, as well as the automation of processes and procedures for managing public finances. The target group of the project – financial managers and employees of regional and local authorities and social organizations in the Kaliningrad region, Gdansk and Gdynia (400 people).
Project is designed to provide solution to the basic problem – a necessity of continuous improvement of management techniques for solving common problems in public finances, as a reduction its own budget spending, the implementation of the reform of public finances (in Russia) and the New Rule on public finance (adopted in 2009 in Poland) as well as the public’s expectations of a greater awareness of the results of activities of the government and self-government.
The development of analytical investigations, the introduction of special software, training, exchange of experiences with colleagues during the study tours will allow employees of the financial state and municipal government to increase the effectiveness of their work. This will enhance the efficiency of financial management and in general – the improvement of the economic and social conditions of the population.
The project covers the 12 areas, each of which, on the one hand, on their own, and on the other – is part of a system designed to improve the efficiency of budget spending. Activities within each of the areas include the development of analytical documents, the development and introduction of the software to support the process, where appropriate the training of state and municipal employees and organizing study tours and seminars, which will become a platform for exchange of experience and practices between experts.