CSBAG works through an outreach structure from grassroots to the National level. In the districts of Kibaale, Abim, Agago, Sheema, Rubanda, Kanungu, Bushenyi, Pader, Budaka, Kakumiro, Kabale and Kibuku 1200 citizens are organised into Participatory Budget Clubs that engage the planning and budget process at the lower local governments.

In 2017, CSBAG established 9 Regional Budget Coalitions (RBCs) composed of CSOs operating in the regions of Kigezi, Bukedi, Sebei, Soroti, Bugisu, Busoga, Bunyoro, Tooro, and Ankole. This is part of our broad objective of increasing representation as well as consolidating the subnational CSO voice and action across the country for a people-centred budget. Through these RBCs, CSBAG for the first time mobilised 127 sub-national CSOs from 61 districts to engage various budget advocacy interventions in 2017.

CSBAG in 2016 partnered with like-minded MPs and established a Parliamentary Forum on Public Finance Management to have Uganda’s Parliament at the forefront of supporting prudent Public Finance Management reforms.

 

Our working areas

CSBAG members work through 10 Thematic Working Groups of Health, Education, Agriculture, Energy, JLOS, Accountability, Roads, Trade and Tourism, Water and Environment, Social Development to ensure National resource allocation, mobilization and utilization is people centred and gender sensitive.

Health

Through its advocacy, CSBAG has contributed to the reform of direct transfers to Health service delivery centers, which was introduced FY 2014/15…

Education

The right to education is one of the fundamental rights of a human being recognized under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

Agriculture

We underscore the vital significance of agriculture to the effectiveness of the Ugandan society. Vision 2040 indicates that the sector has the potential…

Domestic revenue mobilisation

Given that Government of Ugandas strategy to increase domestic resource mobilization continues to be a challenge (Tax to GDP Ratio stagnated at 13.7%, 2017),…