Evaluating Public Budgeting and Fiscal Management in African Nations

Peter Fuseini Haruna, Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad

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This chapter provides a more focused evaluation of continent-wide public budgeting and fiscal management. It synthesizes the models of public budgeting and fiscal management as depicted in the country studies before discussing the implications and consequences for sustainable development. The chapter explains the need for budgeting and fiscal management frameworks that support good governance and sustainable development. It contends that such frameworks must integrate the values of responsibility, accountability, and transparency in the interest of full and timely disclosure of fiscal and financial information. The chapter highlights the lessons learned and argues that budgeting and fiscal management should be well aligned with good governance principles and practices needed to achieve inclusive economic growth, political stability, and social cohesion in Africa. The Common African Position (CAP) on the post-2015 development agenda emphasizing inclusive growth, productive capacity, and poverty eradication among others is correct. Almost all international development assistance requires improving human capacities and development performance measurement by focusing on achieving outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Budgeting in African Nations
Subtitle of host publicationFiscal Analysis in Development Management
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781317267546
ISBN (Print)9781315637273
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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