Economics & Public Finance
The economics, public finance and budget support topic page covers issues such as macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy, economic growth, public debt, public finance management (including procurement), financial accountability as well as their practical implications for development programmes, in particular budget support operations but also technical cooperation projects.
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Developing Financial Management Capacity in South African Municipalities – A Basis for Local Development
When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport.
Zambia can sound like a success. One of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest-growing economies – with an average annual expansion of 3% between 2004 and 2013 – it was classed by the World Bank as a lower-middle-income country in 2011.
To assess and check whether government funds are transferred from the national government are ultimately applied for the purpose intended, the EU-TAPP team designed a simple Grant Tracking Tool (GTT).
In May 2013, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) and the Local Government Board (LGB) of South Sudan jointly issued a Public Financial Management (PFM) manual for local government (LG),.
To support the local government in South Sudan in being able to deliver services to its citizens, the EU-TAPP team has developed a Grant Tracking Tool (GTT) which tracks the funds flowing from the national government, through the state ministries to the counties and finally to the beneficiary dep
To improve the oversight and accountability of local government in providing basic services in South Sudan, the government Local Services Support (LSS) agenda of the Government of South Sudan strengthens state govern-ments to perform their oversight function of local government.
The lessons learned during the EU-TAPP project are documented in this publication to ensure sustainability of the provided capacity building in South Sudan, as well as bring insights for future projects in providing capacity for PFM to improve service delivery in fragile contexts.