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3.1 Assessment of the pilot project activity

This chapter is focused on the analyses of the data which was received from the field survey after using the survey tools described in the pervious sections. The primary subjects of the present analyses and findings are the pilot AOs and their capacities. We also analyzed their success in introducing a more participatory and transparent approach to local budget management.
The preliminary analyses from the results articulated that AO leaders and citizens do not have enough budget literacy and budgeting skills. According to the results of the study, the AO staff and its leaders had a high knowledge of budgeting, but not sufficient to do it effectively.
The baseline survey helped to identify which stakeholder category in the AO needed educational and training support from the project. There was a clear need detected in deepening the awareness of the villagers and civil society organizations of their civil and participatory rights within the framework of new laws on political and fiscal decentralization. The project, therefore, had concentrated on this and other issues through the achievement of the main objectives. In order to achieve these objectives, a wide range of specific trainings and public activities were initiated by the project staff in the pilot AOs. In addition, the set of performance indicators was developed to help measure the effectiveness of the piloting exercise in two pre-testing sites of Kyrgyzstan.