The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries. Richard Allen Fiscal Affairs Department Presentation to AFR, October 22, 2009. Why strong budgetary institutions are important …. Enhance efficiency of public spending Promote transparency and enhance governance
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Fiscal Affairs Department
Presentation to AFR, October 22, 2009
Public sector resource management and accountability is by far the most widely featured category in LIC program conditionality
Some technical areas of the budget system (e.g., classification, accounting) may be easier to reform than others (e.g., budget allocations, TSA) directly affected by rent-seeking and patronage
* Measures that established the basic framework of accounting and budgeting are shown above the line; items shown below the line are subsequent (“new wave”) reforms.
Other evidence of slow progress is quoted in my Working Paper, e.g., World Bank Economic Development Reports from 1950s and 1960s identify similar problem areas of PFM compared to recent FAD TA reports and World Bank diagnostic assessments
But, for each individual reform sequencing IS important