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Budget practices and procedures in Africa 2015 The legislatures' challenge: powers without information, information without powers

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Contents

1. About this survey
2. The legislatures’ challenge: Powers without information, information without powers
3. The role of accountability actors
4. Supreme audit institutions
5. Fiscal reporting
6. Transparency across the budget cycle
7. Annex

Evidence has shown that fiscal openness makes governments more responsive and accountable, reducing corruption, optimising budget allocations, and improving fiscal management and public service delivery. This paper, the fourth in a series of seven, examines aspects of fiscal openness, vertical accountability (linking citizens and state) and horizontal accountability (linking institutions and actors within government) in 23 African countries.

Year: 2017 Theme: Building PFM capabilities, Budget practices Countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Gambia, Tunisia, Uganda Language: English