CRPM has initiated the Macedonia budget program in 2004 that encompassed: Analysis of the budget transparency on local level; capacity building through production of Citizen’s guide to budgets and Training in transparent and participatory budgeting at local level of civil society activists and local administrators. CRPM is member of the International budget partnership and has produced an index of the transparency of the budgetary process – the Open Budget Index that outlines benchmarks for the reform of the Macedonian budget process in line with the International Budget Transparency Index. Finally, CRPM has built capacity and mentored a network of CSOs  Budget Watchdogs that was upgraded with a new network that introduces gender perspective in budget analysis.