Civil Society Team for Enhancing Public Budget Transparency

 Civil Society Team for Enhancing Public Budget Transparency


About the CSTPBT

Aman has worked to establish a civil team to support the transparency of the public budget, representing a number of Palestinian sectoral civil organizations, namely: Aman Foundation, Miftah Foundation, Center for Democracy and Workers ’Rights, Hydrology Society, Creator’s Teacher Center Development work - together, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Federation of Food Industries, the Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry, the Palestinian Federation of Local Authorities, the Network of NGOs, the Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS), the Law Center Ah Civil Society Development, a forum of intellectuals Charity Association, Conscience Foundation, Al-Haq, the Institute of Development Studies) Birzeit (University, Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and the Jerusalem Center for Social Rights and the Economic Commission national civil organizations Palestinian, as well as some economic experts.

AMAN performs secretarial work for CSTPBT, through providing logistical and technical support to it in light of insufficient and unstable financial capabilities. AMAN invites for CSTPBT meetings and prepares the agenda of meetings and minutes, in addition to any papers and documents related to the public budget, working as a bridge between the team and the official authorities, presided by the Ministry of Finance. With the vital support of AMAN, CSTPBT team participated in a number of training workshops to build their capacity in the public budget field.

The CSTPBT team believes in the urgent need of informing the citizens about the public budget to participate in its preparation, in order to be able to hold it accountable and follow up the management of government spending and public money. To achieve this goal and before approving the budget of 2011 specifically, the CSTPBC team submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Finance & Planning, requesting the adoption of the citizen’s budget, which is one of the basic elements that guarantee the transparency of the public budget. Indeed, the Ministry adopted the proposal and instructed to manage the public budget in cooperation with the CSTPBT team in this field. The citizen’s budget was issued for the first time in Palestine during the year 2011, and it was developed to become the citizen’s guide during the year 2013 where the national team will work to raise the awareness on it. Moreover, Aman succeeded recently in convincing the Council of Ministers of the need to involve civil society organizations to cooperate with the ministries in discussing annual budgets before submitting them to the Cabinet for approval.

Specialized sub-committees were formulated from the members of the CSTPBT, focusing on three-main essential sectors (Health, Education, Social development).  Each sub-committee has a leading organization that is in charge of it.

Aman will work in the future to establish the monitor unit, which will be specialized in following up on all issues related to the public budget, thus creating a reference for all interested citizens, researchers and various institutions.


Members of the CSTPBT

The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC

The Democracy and Workers' Rights Center

The Agricultural Development Association The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy – MIFTAH The Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS)
The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center- JLAC  Teacher Creativity Center

Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights 

Al-Haq Center

MA'AN Development Center

Intellectual's Forum Palestinian National Institue for NGO Palestine Goernance Institue The Federation of Palestinian chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture  the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) 
Health Work Committee

The Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem- ARIJ

Al-NAYZAK Organization


Al-Hadath Newspaper
NGO Development Center- NDC Bisan Center for Research and Development


Qader for Community and Development


Institue of Developmental Studies (IDS) Bunyan Association for Community Development
PINGO Social Developmental Forum (SDF) Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) Filastiniyat Organization The Palestinian Center for Democracy for Conflict Resolution
The Palestinian Intitute for Communication and Development

The Palestinian Federation Of Industries (PFI)

ِArab Center for Agricultural Development  El-EQTESADIA Newspaper Academics, journalists and economic analysts
Aman- Executive Secretery 
































Publications of the Civil Society Team for Enhancing Public Budget Transparency:

Public Budget Performance 2021 Download

Executive Summary Study about: The Governance of the Micro-Finance Organizations’ Work

Assessment of Application of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Palestinian Private Sector from International Standards Perspective Download
Paper on the governance management the Natural Gas Portfolio Download
Biannual Report on the Public Budget 2022 Download

Governance of the Micro-Finance Organizations


Monitoring report Public Finance Management Policies, National Reform Strategies and Action Plans 2017-2022

Public Budget 2021 ( Semi Annual Report)    Download
Public Budget Performance Analysis for 2020 Download

PNA financial crises: Reality vs. tough choices

Public Budget Performance Analysis for 2019 Download
The Reality of Foreign Grants and Aid to the Public Budget Download

Public Budget Mid-Year Report 2020


Healthcare Challenges under the current Covid-19, tax clearance crises & weak government insurance

Fiscal Leakages and Losses occurred by the Palestinian Authority in the Context of Relations with Israel Download
Integrity Environment in the work of the Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection (PFESP) Download
Integrity Environment in the Palestinian in the Palestinian Agricultural Disaster Risk Reduction And Insurance Fund Download
Semi-Annual Report on Public Budget 2019 Download
Line Ministries and Government Bodies Compliance with the constraints Imposed by the Exceptions Clause in Public Procurement Download
General Directorate of Petroleum: Reality and Aspirations Download
Towards a Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme Download
Risk Allowance in the Public Civil Service Administration and Financial System Download
The Reality of Operating Costs and Rationlization at Some Responsibilty Centres Download
The Reality of transformational Costs in the Public Budget Download
A Summary of Working Papers on Tax Evasion Download
The Government’s policy towards repayment of the debts to the Palesnian Pension Agency and confrontng its sustainability challenges Download

The Pay Gap in the Public Service: Status and Proposed Mitigation Measures

Net Lending Item- Effect on Budget Deficit and Waste
of Public Funds
Integrity and Transparency in Medical Referrals
Outside the Ministry of Health Institutions
Developments on Temporary Hiring in the Public Sector 2015-2016: Working Paper Download
Cash Transfers for Social Assistance - Investigative Working Paper Download
The Palestinian Public Budget: Estimated vs. Actual, First Half of 2016 Download


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