Role of the Legislature in Budget Processes

 
Author/Editor: Ian Lienert
 
Publication Date: April 06, 2010
 
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Summary: This paper examines the role of the legislature in budget processes. The paper highlights that for promoting good governance and fiscal transparency, the legislature’s active engagement in the budget process is essential. When fiscal policies and medium-term budgetary objectives are debated in parliament, budget strategies and policies are “owned” more widely. However, more active participation by the legislature runs the risk that fiscal discipline deteriorates. In countries where the legislature has unrestrained budget amendment authority, parliament is prone to introduce changes that increase spending or reduce taxes.
 
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No. 2010/4

Notes Full text also available in Spanish.
 
English
Publication Date: April 06, 2010
ISBN/ISSN: 9781462398973 Format: Paper
Stock No: TNMEA2010004 Pages: 23
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English
Publication Date: April 06, 2010
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-58906-980-0 / 2075-8669 Format: A web quality merged PDF
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