1.Generate evidence-based financial information and carry out analysis to feed into strategic planning processes and expenditures, in Lori and Tavush marzes, in child-focused areas of the three social sectors with more impact on children: education, health and social protection,
2.Provide analysis of the medium-term expenditures in child-focused areas in Lori and Tavush marzes,
3.Identify existing financial and capacity constraints at central government and local self-government level,
4.Reveal impacts of the financial and economic crisis on child-focused programs and expenditures,
5.Explore programme vs. conventional (line-item) budgeting in terms of impact on strategic planning (advantages and disadvantages of various approaches),
6.Analyse the role of the NGOs (NGO networks, if existent) in budgeting for children and potential for improvement,
7.Serve as source of reference for other than pilot marzes when they embark on regional child-focused planning,
8.Make recommendations on improvement of budget information flows, reporting and accountability on spending for children (at regional and local level),
9.Make recommendations on regular reports for publishing information on spending for children at marz level,
10.Development of the study on child-focused public finance and submission to the UNICEF`s Armenia office.
The expected results are:
1.Report: Budget Analysis of government expenditures in Lori and Tavush marzes of Armenia.
2.Recommendations on development of Financing Chapter of the LAP.
3.Recommendations on improvement of weaknesses on children focused plans and public expenditures at regional and local level.