Publication on the impact-oriented budget in Kiel

On behalf of the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW), corsus advises and supports the city of Kiel in the development and implementation of an impact-oriented budget. An article on the model project has now been published by Julius Wenzig, Senior Consultant at corsus, and Sebastian Ohlmeyer, Project Manager “Globally Sustainable Municipality” at SKEW. The article is part of a dossier published by SKEW in cooperation with the editorial team of “welt-sichten”.

In it, the two authors highlight how the city of Kiel is working in the model project to align some policy areas with sustainability goals in an impact-oriented manner. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and the strategic goals of the integrated urban development concept of the state capital Kiel serve as the basis for this. “To date, political decisions have often been input-oriented and determined how much is spent on individual purposes,” says Arno Frost, now retired finance officer for the treasurer of the city of Kiel and former head of the project, on the background to the model project. “But what is actually to be achieved with the money is often not defined precisely enough,” Frost continues in the article. In the project, sustainability goals and measures were taken from policy resolutions and/or (further) developed by departments in four model policy areas. These goals were linked to budget data to show how much funding was used to achieve them. For this purpose, a reporting system was set up to inform different groups of people in the administration and politics periodically or upon request. More information about the project is available here.

The SKEW is a competence center for municipal development policy in Germany and an upstream organization of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within the framework of the Global Sustainable Community (GNC) program, SKEW supports the development and implementation of municipal sustainability strategies. With various events, it also promotes municipal development policy engagement for the local and global implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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