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This report documents discussions and activities at the Civil Society Budget Monitoring for National Accountability workshop held in Lilongwe, Malawi,17th to 19th February 2004. The fourfold objectives of the workshop were: To bring together individuals and representatives of organisations involved in budget monitoring, or the development of monitoring processes and tools, with a view to developing a supportive community of practice of those organisations/ individuals
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  Oxfam Research Collection   Civil Society Budget Monitoring for National Accountability Workshop report, Lilongwe, Malawi, February 2004 February 2004 Kate Dyer & Chris Pain Commissioned by Oxfam GB   DISCLAIMER: UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH REPORT This report is NOT  intended for publication or circulation outside of Oxfam GB This research paper was written to inform policy development within Oxfam. It is presented here in order to share widely within the organisation the results of Oxfam-commissioned research. The views expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect Oxfam’s views.   Oxfam GB Research Collection © Oxfam GB, 2008  Civil Society Budget Monitoring for National Accountability Workshop Report 17 th  – 19 th  February 2004 Lilongwe Malawi Prepared by Kate Dyer and Chris Pain for OXFAM GB  BUDGET MONITORING FOR NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY 17 – 19 FEBRUARY 2004, LILONGWE, MALAWI Cover Page Photograph of Participants by Arman Navasardyan, OXFAM (GB) Armenia   TABLE OF CONTENTS i TABLE OF CONTENTS.................................................................................................I   LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS.......................................................................................III   DAY 1: TUESDAY 17 TH  FEBRUARY 2004...................................................................1   O PENING AND W ELCOME ...................................................................................................1   W ORKSHOP  A  IMS , O BJECTIVES AND D  AILY T HEMES ..................................................................1   G  ALLERY W  ALK  ...............................................................................................................1   I NTRODUCTION TO B UDGETS AND B UDGET W ORK  ....................................................................2   Presentation.............................................................................................................2    Discussion................................................................................................................2    W HERE D OES O UR W ORK F IT ON THE B UDGET C  YCLE ?.............................................................4   P OLITICAL AND E CONOMIC C ONTEXT ....................................................................................6   Discussion on Presentations.......................................................................................6    DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 18 TH  FEBRUARY...............................................................9   S ELECTING I NDICATORS ....................................................................................................9   Presentations...........................................................................................................9    Discussion..............................................................................................................10    S  AMPLING ...................................................................................................................10   Presentation...........................................................................................................10    Discussion..............................................................................................................11    F IELD W ORKERS AND R  ESEARCHERS ...................................................................................11   D ESIGN OF THE R  ESEARCH T OOL .......................................................................................13   REFLECT and Participatory Research related to Budgets.............................................13    F IELD  V ISIT .................................................................................................................15   DAY 3 – THURSDAY 19 TH  FEBRUARY......................................................................16   F EEDBACK FROM F IELD T RIP .............................................................................................16   D ESIGN OF THE D  ATA C OLLECTION T OOL (C ONT .).................................................................17   Discussions............................................................................................................17     A  NALYSIS OF THE D  ATA  ...................................................................................................18   Summary and Conclusion........................................................................................19    L INKAGES INTO  A  DVOCACY W ORK  ......................................................................................20   E  VIDENCE OF I MPACT .....................................................................................................20   I NTERNATIONAL L INKAGES AND  A  LLIANCES ...........................................................................23   Panel Discussion on linking national and international levels.......................................23    F ORWARD P LANNING ......................................................................................................26    Additional Inputs....................................................................................................26    C LOSURE OF THE W ORKSHOP ............................................................................................30    ANNEX ONE: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND CONTACT DETAILS.............................31    ANNEX TWO : ANALYSIS OF EVALUATION FORMS................................................32    ANNEX THREE: OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS................................................................................................................................34    T  ABLE OF C ONTENTS  
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