About Us

In pursuit of its vision and mission, FITRA employs the following strategies on the basis of provisions in its Constitution:

  1. Provision of a data base on State budgets;
  2. Analysis of State budgets: carried out by examining budget programs/policies, budget implementation and evaluations of the entire budget process. These analyses will hopefully generate practical and simple modeling easily understood by the general public;
  3. Conduct of budget advocacy: aimed at raising awareness within the community and within community groups/organizations of the need to promote budget transparency both by participating in formulation & parliamentary discussion of budgets and by playing a role in the control of budget implementation and in budget accountability processes.
  4. Establishment of budget control networks involving various elements of civil society both at home and abroad.
  5. Dissemination of budget transparency information via the print media, the electronic media, public discussions, public hearings and interactive sessions on radio, TV and the Internet.
  6. Connecting with community representatives and together with them taking part in budget formulation and discussion processes, thereby enriching the budget transparency movement;
  7. Training the public to formulate and implement budget control mechanisms;
  8. Encouragement of public institutions to provide swift, efficient and effective freedom of information services to the public;
  9. Efforts to have financial legislation revised, particularly, Law No. 32/2004, Law No. 33/2004 and regulations on management of regional budgets, so that they contain clearer provisions on budget transparency, accountability and public participation;
  10. Provision of greater institutional support for FITRA’s resource centers;
  11. Strengthening the facilities and human resources of FITRA’s resource centers;
  12. Enhancement of the quality of the organization’s work by upgrading human resources;
  13. Conducting upgrades of data management and network information systems;
  14. Enhancement of the number and quality of FITRA members and budget advocacy networks, and creation of opportunities for expanded networks;
  15. Formulation of clearer guidelines for the relationship between the National Secretariat and FITRA members;
  16. Devising effective budgetary arrangements for elections of local government heads to ensure that such elections do not whittle away funding meant for delivery of public services.