Mechanism for public works financing
18 february 2018
Organization of paid social works helps the state to take part in payment for work of persons who will work on NGO basis. By this, the state participated in solving socially important tasks on which the public activists had worked on a voluntary basis before.
In Poltava region a mechanism of public works financing by municipal funds and the Fund of Obligatory State Social Insurance of Ukraine was worked out.
Implementing this case, a procedure for including the organization in the list of enterprises that provide public works was developed, the list of existing types of public works was supplemented, and also a trilateral agreement for the purpose of public works realization was signed.
First of all, the organization filed a letter to the city council executive committee on entering in the list of enterprises and organizations the public works will be based on. Local self-government bodies adjudge on it annually. The executive committee of the city council has decided that the organization and conduction of public works at the objects of the social sphere meet the needs of the city community and will contribute to solving individual social issues.
Also the list of types of public works was expanded with the inclusion of those types that will be provided on the basis of NGOs.
The key moment was the development and signature a tripartite agreement between the NGO, the employment center and the Department of Social Development of the City Executive Committee on public works organization and providing. It should be noted that public works financing with involvement of registered unemployed was made out of local budgets and the Fund of Obligatory State Social Insurance of Ukraine in equal parts, proportional to the amount of expenses for its organization.
Budget advocacy school experts noted that such a mechanism was progressive and necessary for local authorities and employment centers, as it helped employment center chiefs to implement funds planned by Fund of Obligatory State Social Insurance of Ukraine, also it is great possibility to enlist the staff on a paid basis for NGO’s activity.
Case implementers: CO “Light of Hope”.
The result: the mechanism for public works co-financing on NGO basis has implemented in 5 regions of Ukraine (Poltava, Sumy, Cherkasy, Kropyvnitsky and Chernivtsi) for 2015-2017.