The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is an intergovernmental organisation that provides a platform for peer learning and exchange for African ministries of finance, budget and planning.
Ministries of finance have a duty to ensure that public funds are utilised judiciously by spending agencies. Value for money requires all participants in the budget process to think differently about each decision within this complex cycle.
CABRI provides up-to-date and regular information and analysis on African national budgets. Here you will be able to access publicly available budget documentation for African countries, since 2010.
CABRI and the Harvard Center for International Development’s Building State Capability Program are pioneering a new approach in PFM reforms. Finance officials learn how to address and solve locally-nominated problems, in teams through action-oriented work.
A budget is a political statement made by governments about their development priorities. The existence of effective transparency and accountability mechanisms is critical to ensure that governments fulfil their obligations and promises.
Every government levies taxes to finance its expenditure. Every government must regularly decide how much to spend, what to spend it on and how to finance its expenditure through fiscal policy.
A critical aspect of financial stability and sustainable fiscal policy is a government’s ability to effectively manage its public debt. This debt portfolio is often the largest in the country's total revenues and can generate substantial risk to its balance sheet.