Public Budgeting in African Nations aims to provide usable budgeting and fiscal policy management information to development practitioners interested in improving the performance of governments in the context of good governance. It shares regional and cross-cultural experiences with international audiences and gives reflective attention to comparative budgeting and fiscal policy management. With a promising economic and fiscal forecast, such information is timely for international development practitioners and for scholars and researchers interested in advancing development management.
This book adopts an interdisciplinary/pragmatic approach to analyze and present research findings on public budgeting as a sustainable development tool. The central argument is that development practice will benefit from a bottom-up, decentralized approach to budgeting and fiscal policy management, involving national, sub-national, and civil society institutions. From this perspective, a balanced budget should draw from and reflect values and priorities across the full spectrum of social and political life.
Table of Contents
1. Public Budgeting and Fiscal Sustainability in African Nations: Opportunities and Challenges in Development Management Peter Fuseini Haruna 2. Public Budgeting in Africa: The Case of Botswana Taolo B. Lucas and Theophilus T. Tshukudu 3. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of Cameroon Peter Ajongwa Ngwafu and Viviane E. Foyou 4. Economic Policy Formation in Ghana’s Fourth Republic: The Budgeting Process as a Ritualized Anti-National Transformation Act Lloyd G. Adu Amoah 5. Reforming the Ghanaian Budget System from Activity-Based Budgeting to Performance-Based Budgeting: Eureka, or Another Reform Illusion? Frank L. Kwaku Ohemeng 6. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of Kenya Abel Kinoti Meru and Rogers Kinoti M’ariba 7. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of Malawi Happy Mickson Kayuni 8. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of South Africa Gerrit van der Waldt and Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad 9. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of Uganda Benon C. Basheka 10. Public Budgeting in Zimbabwe: Trends, Processes and Practices Gideon Zhou, Ricky Munyaradzi Mukonza, and Hardlife Zvoushe 11. Public Budgeting in African Nations: The Case of Rwanda Dominique E. Uwizeyimana 12. Public Budgeting and Service Delivery in Tanzania Denis J. Kamugisha and John S. Kihamba 13. Evaluating Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration in African Nations Peter Fuseini Haruna and Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Peter Fuseini Haruna is Professor of Public Administration at Texas A&M International University, USA and a 2010–2011 Fulbright Senior Scholar to Ghana.
Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad is Professor of Public Management and Governance at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.