The Institute for Fiscal Policy (IFP), has underscored the need for Government to prioritise some areas of social spending, especially those that have bearing on the lives of the vulnerable.
The IFP urged government to consider the needs of the most vulnerable in society, especially women and children in its 2016 Budget.
Mrs. Chris Dadzie, the Coordinator of IFP said, evidence from previous years’ budgets had shown that cuts in spending during times of fiscal consolidation usually affected the vulnerable.
Speaking at a Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) dialogue on key messages for the 2016 Budget, Mrs Dadzie made a case for the CSOs to strategise on how best to engage with the budgetary process in order to advocate for interventions that protect the rights of the vulnerable.
The discussions were centered on some key messages that ISODEC and its partners had presented to the ministry of finance as areas of priority for the 2016 National budget.
The programme was organised by the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) and the Institute for Fiscal Policy, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).