NYC LAUNCHES BUDGET DESIGN – INFOGRAPHICS ON THE BUDGET CYCLE FOR THE YOUTH
As the House of Representatives recently approved on final reading the General Appropriations Act for 2012, the National Youth Commission (NYC) launches Budget Design, an advocacy campaign encouraging the youth to participate in the budget process cycle through infographics.
“The Commission feels that young Filipinos are disempowered in engaging their government when it comes to the national budget cycle because the process appears to be complex and overwhelming, a matter left to the ‘grown-ups’. Though we share the sentiment that the process appears to be complex, with this simple initiative, we also wish to impart to our fellow young Filipinos that it should not prevent them for participating in the budget process. Participation begins with information,” Commissioner Gio Tingson said.
With the use of information graphics, Budget Design seeks to, first and foremost, explain budget preparation, legislation, execution and accountability in a digestible and appealing manner. Eventually, this project aims for the youth to translate knowledge into action.
Evident in the budget process are segments open to the public where NYC hopes youth and youth-serving organizations can voice their concerns pertaining to the people’s money such as the stakeholder consultations in the budget preparation phase and the committee hearings and plenary deliberations in the legislation phase.
Budget Design may be accessed through www.nyc.gov.ph/the-budget-design and NYC’s Facebook page. The Commission encourages all those who will be able to view these designs to share it with their friends, families, colleagues, and networks.
The information graphics were created by fellow youth advocate and graphic designer Celina Borromeo.
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