Socio-Economy, Finance and Budget

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Socio-Economy, Finance and Budget

Fiscal analysis is important to provide independent, non-partisan and reliable information sources to parliament on different aspects of the state budget throughout the full budget cycle. However, the capacity to perform this type of research is currently limited in developing ASEAN member states, particularly Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. To help address this gap, coupled with the request for support in fiscal analysis capacity development during recent studies on parliamentary needs, PCAsia is offering the Fiscal Analysis Capacity Training (FACT) program to the staff of AIPA member parliaments. The program aims to strengthen Parliaments’ capacity to perform their role of state budget oversight leading to more informed decisions on budget allocation and fostering understanding of budget policy impacts.

Training program

More specifically, objective of FACT is to increase the capacity of parliamentary staff in perform fiscal analysis related tasks to support their parliaments. The program will provide parliamentary staff with the concepts and principles of the national budgeting process and monitoring used in the parliamentary context. Participants will acquire the skills to produce reference information on budget analysis and fiscal issues to assist parliamentarians in reviewing national finance and appropriations bills and making responsive budget legislation and policies. The capacity building will be partly done through a learning-by-doing approach.

Technical support In addition, PCAsia-FACT continues to provide technical support to the Cambodian Senate’s Budget Research Department, a newly established department after the staff of which, completed their training with PIC-FACT program in early 2020.

Training in Focus

Training involved

☐ PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

☐ PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

☐ PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITY

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

☐ LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

☐ PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

☐ PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITY

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

☐ FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

☐ LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

Team Members

Dr CHHUOR SRYNEATH
PROGRAM MANAGER

Graduated from Nagoya University in International Development, majoring in Economic Development Policy and Management.
Dr LY YASAK
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

A statistician with experience applying statistical analysis to matters of economics and budget, he also works as a lecturer on Governance and Development at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

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