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The Budget, Fiscal Policy And Service Delivery

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paper discusses the Macroeconomic impact of budget and its process and how to
achieve an efficient and timely budget cycle.

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Publication Date:December, 2010

Document Size:25pages


This presentation focuses on three key budget relatedissues in Nigeria:

  • Fiscal policyimpact on macro-economy
  • Budget processthe budget cycle
  • Service deliveryprogramme-basedbudgeting

Background

  • Since 2003, there has been progress instrengthening public financial managementof the federal government of Nigeria;
  • However, in some respects there has beendeterioration in fiscal discipline and in thebudget process;
  • There has been limited improvement inservice delivery;




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