Community Based Approach to Local Development
Friday, 10 April 2009

First Meeting of Steering Committee in Cherkaska Oblast

On 2 April 2009 the first meeting of oblast CBA Project Steering committee was held.

It was headed by deputy head of Oblast Council V.V. Pavlychenko. Members of the Steering committee, deputy heads of rayon state administrations and deputy heads of rayon councils, discussed the progress of the Project in rural communities, the problems that communities face in the process of community organizations registration. But the main problem was the question of COs projects funding from local budget.

Participants highly estimated information and methodology support of the Project realization in communities by Oblast Implementation Unit team and came to a decision to organize the next meeting aimed at discussing the mechanism of COs projects funding from local budget, taxation peculiarities, etc. The next meeting for representatives of Oblast Treasury Departments, Finance Departments, Taxation Authorities, Pension Fund etc. is going to be held next week. The second meeting of the Steering committee is to be held on the last week of May.