World Bank – Open Budget Portal

The World Bank’s Open Budget Portal launched on December 2013 is a first-ever one-stop shop for accessing budget data worldwide.  While most initiatives on open budgets center on availability of key documents, the portal focused on the quality of data dissemination and its analytical use for decision-making processes. The portal represents a starting point to…

Local government reform Africa : through high impact leadership & management

Abstract: Leading-edge case studies and expert advice for local governments on how to improve organizational culture, systems and performance are dealt with at the 2013 Local Government Reform in Africa Conference. Subjects include: finance, ethics, inclusive development, participation, and leadership. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2013 Bloomzone skills solutions (BSS) Africa, [Johannesburg] (English…

Subnational debt, insolvency, and market development

Abstract: Decentralization in many countries has given sub-national governments certain spending responsibilities and the capacity to incur debt. This note suggests broad lessons extracted from several country experiences with subnational debt restructuring, insolvency frameworks, and debt market development. Author(s): Canuto, Otaviano; Liu, Lili Source(s): , Economic premise; 112 7:00 PM Economic premise 112 Published: 2013…

The South African developmental state debate : leadership, governance and a dialogue in public sector finance

Abstract: This paper explores the implications for the public finance management system of the South African government’s aspiration to become a developmental state, as articulated in the newly released National Development Plan 2030: Our future – make it work (National Planning Commission 2012). Author(s): Kuye, J.O.; Ajam, T. Source(s): , African journal of public affairs…

Plateaus not summits : reforming public financial management in Africa

Abstract: Ethiopia succeeded in transforming its public nancial management (PFM) to international standards because it implemented a context-specific recognize–improve–sustain strategy to support the government policy of rapid decentralization instead of trying to adopt irrelevant best practices. Author(s): Peterson, Stephen Bovard Source(s): , Public administration and development [9] p., ill., tab Public administration and development Published:…

ANSA-SAR : raising peoples’ voice could ensure accountability

Abstract: ANSA-Africa is a network created to be a leading African advocate of citizen involvement in demand-side governance initiatives. It develops cross-country collaboration on social accountability and demand-side governance initiatives. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 ANSA-Africa, [Pretoria] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ansa-africa.net/index.php/views/news_view/ansa_sar_raising_peoples_voice_could_ensure_accountability/#When:09:49:00Z

Why accountability matters

Abstract: This ODI policy brief points out that strengthening accountability is fundamentally a political activity, requiring a robust understanding of local politics (and not just party politics) combined with smarter and more flexible ways of delivering aid and technical support. Author(s): Wild, Leni; Foresti, Marta; Harris, Dan Source(s): , Policy brief / Overseas development institute…

Integrated financial MIS for local government public expenditure management : a case study of Khajane in Karnataka

Abstract: A study of the implementation of an integrated financial management information system in Karnataka, India, shows that he problems with the old manual system of public expenditure management have been addresses, but local governments have little freedom left to manage public expenditure themselves. Author(s): Sandeep, M.S. Source(s): , Working paper / eSocialSciences, IRIS knowledge…

Political organization in multi-level settings : Mexican and Latin American parties and party systems after decentralization

Abstract: Evidence from Mexico is used to demonstrate that decentralization more resources available locally, thus reshaping the context within which parties organize.The central contention is that a high level of decentralization can undermine the formation of nationalized party systems and cohesive parties. Author(s): Harbers, Imke Source(s): , xiv, 241 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…