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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
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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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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

External reserve dropped slightly by 0.6 per cent from $28.35 billion in January 22 to $28.19 billion in January 295. Considering the continuous decline, government has stepped up efforts towards financing the deficit in the proposed budget through borrowing. At the forex market, the official exchange rate remained unchanged at N197/$ while the naira depreciated at the parallel market by 2.36 percent from N297/$ to N304/$ between January 22 and 296. Despite the huge spread between the official and parallel market exchange rates, the monetary authorities maintained its fixed exchange rate regime at the official forex market. It is expected that if the demand pressure for dollar persists, the value of naira may decline in the near term.

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 22)

Available data from Nigeria Bureau of Statistics shows a decline in the Nigeria Aviation sub-sector (Transport Sector) real growth rate in 2017Q1. Compared to the preceding quarter, the sub-sector declined significantly by 9.6 percent, due to decline in the number of passengers and movement of aircrafts this may be connected to the closure of the Abuja airport for infrastructural development during the period. To ensure a near-optimal performance of the aviation sector, the government should also make efforts to improve aviation safety and security, establish a national carrier, and improve aircraft maintenance to world class standards.