Visual local budget project has started

Gyumri will be the first city in Armenia which will have a budget presented through an interactive website. ««COMPASS» training, research and consultancy center» NGO with the support

of Open Society Foundations has started its «Visual local budget» project. Project is aimed to raise awareness among citizens and civil society groups about the local budget of Gyumri. It is planned to create an interactive website showing the budget data of Gyumri city. In the history of Armenia Gyumri will be the first city having a budget will represented by such a website. Data in the website will be refreshed quarterly. It gives citizens an opportunity to ask their questions to experts, give recommendations which will be periodically summarized and represented to the mayor of Gyumri and the City Council. Within the framework of the project it is planned to organize group discussions about problems of the city budget and possible ways of solving them with different groups of civil society and local self-government.