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Budget practices and procedures in Africa 2015 Probing finance ministry powers and size

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1. About this survey
2. Probing finance ministry powers and size
3. The mandate and power of finance ministries
4. Size of finance ministries
5. Future research and analysis
6. Annex

The scope and size of public finance management has expanded significantly since the mid-twentieth century. The expansion is driven by growth of public revenue and expenditure relative to countries’ economies and a larger role played by the state. Greater demands are now placed on finance ministries for transactional processing, regulation, analysis and oversight. Their ability to fulfill their mandate is a key determinant of public finance outcomes. This paper, the fifth in a series of seven, focuses on survey questions relating to the mandate, powers and size of finance ministries in Africa.

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

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