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Innovative balance sheet & report for public administration

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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In recent years, the budgeting system of a local authority has been transformed from a simple collection of numbers for a few experts to a monitoring tool for citizens to measure how a municipality might influence daily life and which priorities and resources are assigned to different areas. These include social aid to schools, public works, cultural and economic opportunities, and tourism. Increasingly, public authorities have the duty and the need to make the balance comprehensible to everyone, thus fulfilling the criteria of clarity, transparency and communication that the local Authority must address in its capacity of dialogue with citizens. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia noted that at an international level there are some ‘best practices’ which could help for this purpose and so tried to draw up a balance, consisting of a model consolidated and innovative balance sheet, producing a concrete proposal format and new modality of communication, consistent with existing regulatory constraints.

Award info
Award category:
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity: communication strategy
Keywords: Transparency, regional budget, citizen information
Short English description: The budgeting system has been transformed from a collection of numbers for a few experts to a monitoring tool for citizens. Priorities and resources of a local authority are presented.
Further information
Organisation: Comune di Reggio Emilia
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Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Innovative balance sheet & report for public administration (44.6974587, 10.6301688)
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