KLGI Institute is supporting the working group for the financing formula and criteria for specific grant on social services

Kosovo Local Government Institute (KLGI), together with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW), organized a workshop on the "Financing formula and criteria for specific grant on social services". Participants in the meeting were members of the working group for the preparation of the financing formula and criteria for social services.

In the meeting was discussed the criteria for the financing of social services which would be within the Law on Local Government Finance, this formula will also be part of the instructions for the financing form. The discussion was focused on the criteria during the drafting of the document, with the aim of addressing the problems in the current funding.

Therefore, the financing formula for social services aims to guarantee a mechanism to assure sustainable financing for providing social services. The working group addressed issues for advancing and enhancing the quality of social service delivery, including the strengthening of an open scheme between public and non-governmental providers.

Demand for social services is growing and service delivery should be reflected in the financing of current policies and new policies. Decentralization of social services is reflected in the problems in financing these services and for this is proposed that the Law on Local Government Finance incorporate a specific grant for social services. Therefore, the social service financing formula should provide funding for minimum standards and new policy goals.

This activity was carried out within the project "Support for Stronger and Sustainable Municipalities (SSSM)" funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo.