Implementation of the social ordering mechanism from the regional council for HIV/AIDS measures
08 june 2018
The mechanism of social ordering enables to ensure efficient and transparent use of local budgets, taking into account the specific needs of the target groups of the region.
In order to consolidate social services in the HIV/ IDS area as one of the priorities of local social policy in the Rivne region mechanism of social ordering from the regional budget was implemented. That allows providing quality social services by NGOs for target groups at the expense of financing from local budgets.
Within the framework, the non-governmental organization advocated creation a normative basis for implementation of the social service, introduction of changes and additions to the targeted programs in order to allocate funds and directly participated in a social procurement contest.
Initially, a cross-sectoral working group (CWG) was established, which included the representatives of the local social protection department and specialists of interested non-governmental organizations (NGOs). That allowed providing comprehensive coverage of the needs of the region as much as possible. The CWG has developed and approved the “Provision of Social Ordering,” which defined the main mechanisms and requirements for conducting the relevant competition. It is important that the Provision is universal for the HIV/AIDS area, and also for other socially important issues.
Then the cost of services was calculated and changes and additions to the programs were made. The changes included holding competitions and a certain amount of regional budget funds planned for the implementation of services. The new version of the program was approved by the decision of the regional council session.
As a result, the competition commission was formed, a social procurement contest was announced and conducted and, accordingly, an agreement with the winner was signed.
Budget advocacy school experts consider the practice of social ordering* as the first step towards shifting from donor to budget financing of social services for vulnerable groups at the local level.
Case implementers: CO “Network “100 percent of life” in Rivne.
Result: 54 671 UAH allocated through the social ordering mechanism for provision of social services for HIV-infected people and people with AIDS.
* reference to the full version of the case