Legislative Oversight And Budgeting

Author by : Rick Stapenhurst
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : In most countries, parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee and hold government to account. In light of the increased focus on good governance, academics and legislative strengthening practitioners are re-examining parliament's oversight function with a view to increasing public financial accountability, curbing corruption, and contributing to poverty reduction. This volume brings together research from many different perspectives and many different legislative settings worldwide. As the country case studies in section III demonstrate, the accountability mechanisms or oversight tools available to the legislature vary based on constitutionally defined powers of the legislature, institutional arrangements between the branches of government, divisions of authority between national, regional, and local governments, the degree of legitimacy conferred on the legislature, and the resources available to it. The budget process provides critical opportunities. Section II of this volume is devoted to examining budget oversight from the formulation and approval of the budget, to implementation and the ex post examination of the public accounts. Special attention is also paid to mechanisms to assist parliaments such as Public Accounts Committees and independent parliamentary budget offices. This title will be of interest to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, legislative strengthening practitioners, and students of legislative development.


Zero Base Budgeting

Author by : Virginia. General Assembly. Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Government Accountability And Legislative Oversight

Author by : Riccardo Pelizzo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments’ capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Pelizzo and Stapenhurst show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide, which tools are more or less common, how oversight capacity can be estimated, how oversight capacity is related to other institutional and constitutional factors. In addition to discussing the conditions under which oversight capacity is greater, the authors perform some analyses to assess the policy implications of oversight capacity. Specifically, they look at the impact of oversight capacity on the quality of democracy and on the level of good governance.


Sunset Zero Base Budgeting Evaluation

Author by : Virginia. General Assembly. Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Biennial Budgeting

Author by : Susan J. Irving
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Congress has periodically expressed interest in converting the Fed. budget process from an annual to a biennial cycle (BC). However, proposals to move to a BC raise a number of concerns. Both opponents and proponents of a BC have used states' experiences to support their positions. Currently, 23 states have all or part of their budget on a BC. This report studies the BC process of Arizona, Connecticut, and Ohio in detail. It examines how: (1) Arizona and Connecticut implemented their transition from an annual to a BC; (2) each of the 3 states budgets in the off year of its cycle, and (3) each of the states incorporates legislative oversight and program evaluation into its BC. Charts and tables.


Biennial Budgeting

Author by : United States. General Accounting Office
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliaments And Budgeting

Author by : Carlos Santiso
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Description : Can parliaments make an effective contribution to the budget process while preserving fiscal discipline? Increasing budget transparency and anchoring fiscal responsibility are critical tasks for emerging economies seeking to enhance fiscal governance and curb corruption. Largely neglected in the first stage of economic reform, legislative budget institutions are being re-discovered as part of a second wave of reform in governmental financial administration, in particular as it pertains to their role in overseeing public finances and enforcing government accountability. Nevertheless, parliaments' role in the governance of the budget is often subdued and dysfunctional, partly as a result of executive predominance, but also because of their own deficiencies. While they possess a wide range of formal budgetary powers, they often fail to exercise them effectively or responsibly, lacking the necessary institutional capacities and individual incentives. This article explores the contribution of parliaments to the budget process in presidential systems of government with highly centralized budgetary systems. It offers a political economy perspective on the budget process in Latin America to assess the constraints to and conditions for enhancing the role of parliaments in public budgeting. It underscores the risks of excessive executive discretion and potential benefits of increased external scrutiny and legislative oversight. It argues that a greater role for parliaments in the budget could improve transparency and accountability in public finances. Ultimately, the governance of the budget reflects a delicate balance between executive prerogatives and legislative oversight. The key challenge of legislative budgeting in Latin American is how to retain the advantages of strong executive authority required to ensure fiscal discipline while providing the institutional checks and balances that guarantee effective accountability.


Legislative Financial Oversight In Ghana

Author by : Samuel Asamoah
Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, University of Passau (Department of Political Science), course: Governance and Public Policy, language: English, abstract: This study examines the role of the Public Accounts Committee of Ghana (PAC) and discusses some of the key internal and external structural issues most likely to affect the performance of the Committee. The study makes recommendations on best practices needed to improve the Committee ́s performance. Data for the study were obtained from interviews with Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Ghana, Staff of the Ghana Audit Service, Financial Accountability Experts and Civil Society Organizations in the field of good financial governance.


Congressional Oversight

Author by : Bernice Steinhardt (au)
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Making Tax Breaks Make Sense

Author by : California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Governance and Finance
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "On Wednesday morning, February 16, 2011, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee held an oversight hearing on Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal to repeal the enterprise zone program and make the single sales factor mandatory"--Summary report, p. [1].


Congressional Oversight

Author by : Walter J. Oleszek
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Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. A fundamental objective of congressional oversight (CO) is to hold exec. officials accountable for the implementation of delegated authority. This objective is especially important given the huge expansion of executive influence in the modern era. Clearly, given the role and scope of the fed. establishment, the importance of Congress¿s review function looms large in checking and monitoring the delegated authority that it grants to fed. departments and agencies. This report: (1) highlights several reasons for the expansion of the fed. gov¿t.; (2) discusses a few definitions of CO; (3) spotlights 3 purposes of oversight; (4) comments upon CO laws and rules; (5) reviews CO techniques; and (6) identifies incentives and disincentives to CO. Illus.


Restructuring Redevelopment

Author by : California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Governance and Finance
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "On Wednesday morning, February 9, 2011, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee held an oversight hearing on Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal to end redevelopment agencies"--[Summary report, first group of pages], p. [1].


Supporting Congressional Oversight

Author by : United States. General Accounting Office
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Legislative Budget Oversight Of Emergency Responses Experiences During The Coronavirus Covid 19 Pandemic

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : As the pandemic hit, governments asked legislatures to set aside or modify established budget practices and adopt solutions to expedite emergency responses. At the same time COVID-19 presented serious operational challenges for legislatures. They responded with creative solutions for swift action while maintaining effective oversight and accountability. Legislatures in most OECD countries were also supported with information and analysis from independent parliamentary budget offices and fiscal councils.


Legislative Oversight

Author by : Wisconsin. Legislature. Legislative Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Information Manual

Author by : University of Cape Town. Applied Fiscal Research Centre
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Hong Kong Public Budgeting

Author by : Brian C. H. Fong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book is a comprehensive, scholarly account of Hong Kong Public Budgeting, spanning from the pre-1997 British rule to the post-1997 Chinese rule. Transcending the existing comparative budgeting studies which are either central-government focused or symmetric local-government focused, this book presents Hong Kong Public Budgeting as a distinctive case of territorial autonomy. It offers historical and comparative analyses of Hong Kong Public Budgeting, tracing the evolution of budgetary institutions and budgetary decision-making and examining the critical issues of budget openness, budget oversight, and budget allocation. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of comparative budgeting studies. It will also be an excellent text for public budgeting instructors and students in East Asia and Hong Kong.