Online meeting organized by the head of Economic Forum, Sabit Bagirov, and Eurasia Hub expert group members, Ingilab Ahmadov and Azer Mehtiyev was held on the 6th of May 2020 to discuss the OBS 2019 results and Azerbaijan’s success.
The transparency scores of Azerbaijan and neighboring countries were discussed during the conference. Representatives of civil society and government agencies actively participated in the meeting.
The Director of Eurasia Hub, Ingilab Ahmadov, and Eurasia Hub Expert group member Azer Mehtiyev provided presentations about the key indicators affecting the overall transparency score and methodology used during the transparency assessment. The presentations were followed by numerous questions from participants among which were the leading expert of the Chamber of Account, the leading economist of ADB Baku office, independent economists, civic leaders and fruitful discussions during the meeting, which indicates the necessity to accelerate the public finance management reforms in Azerbaijan and dialogue with civil society to improve the budget openness position of the country.
The Open Budget Survey 2019 results were released on April, 29, which includes country-specific findings and recommendations on budget transparency, public participation, and oversight. According to OBS 2019, Azerbaijan has a score of 35 (out of 100), with minimal information disclosure.
Please check the link for more info: https://www.internationalbudget.org/open-budget-survey
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