Regional dialogue on programme-based budgeting (PBB) in Eastern and Southern Africa - What is working, where and how?
Programme-based budgeting (PBB) has been at the core of Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms in Africa over the last 20 years. The reforms aim to strengthen the linkages between sector priorities and spending plans and provide a more effective framework for measuring outcomes. However, lessons from implementation revealed that the impact of these reforms has more often been observed at the budget formulation stage but has been more limited with regards to strengthening performance management, improving allocative decisions, or enhancing accountability.
Organised in partnership with UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), the main objectives of the dialogue were to:
- Reflect on progress and challenges in the implementation of programme-based budgeting in Eastern and Southern Africa.
- Share good practices and lessons learned in the design and implementation of programme-based budgeting at local and national/ federal level.