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Budget practices and procedures in Africa 2015 The executive budget process: longer, but better?

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Contents

1. About this survey
2. The executive budget process: Longer, but better?
3. Timing and sequence of the budget preparation process
4. Changes in the budget process since 2008
5. Formalising budget preparation
6. Annex 1: Reported data
7. Annex 2: Country-by- country changes, 2008 to 2015

The executive budget process involves a complex web of interactions among political and technical role-players, who decide on the size and distribution of resources available for spending.

The quality of these decisions depends not only on the technical analysis, but also on the sequencing of the process and the rules (both formal and informal) governing it. This paper, the first in a series of seven, investigates the length, sequencing, formalisation and predictability of the budget preparation process in 23 African countries.


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