The first draft of the document on financing social services is being prepared
Kosovo Institute for Local Government (KLGI) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW) held the next meeting of the Working Group on the preparation of the “Financing Formula and Criteria for the Special Grant for Social Services”.
Initially, the Working Group was informed about the activities carried out in the area of social services and the Funding Formula for Social Services Financing.
At the meeting, were discussed and presented the first draft of the funding formula document and the Special Grant for Social Services, based on the Concept Paper on Local Finance, and the Concept Paper on Social and Family Services. At the same time, was clarified what the social services framework includes, as well as what the central and local level offers.
The Special Social Services Grant serves to finance the cost of delivering social services at the municipal level based on minimum standards. Therefore, the funding criterias are intended to address problems in current funding and new policies in this area.
Regarding the provision of social services, it is necessary to make a connection between the public and the private level, so this document will clarify the provision of services and their financing.
The document foresees to divide social services by levels and regions. There are three levels of provision of social services in terms of regions: national; regional and local level. Meanwhile, the level of services include: primary, secondary and tertiary level.
Public budgets should provide adequate financial support for the provision of social services, as this represents an effective investment and an essential element in improving the lives of citizens.
The organization of this workshop is in line with the KLGI Institute's commitmentof supporting institutions in order to sustainably regulate the local level in Kosovo.
This activity was carried out within the project 'Support for Stronger and Sustainable Municipalities (SSSM)' funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina.