BIDPA advocates Citizens` Budget

source: Mmegi
BRIAN BENZA
Staff Writer

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has advised Government to start producing and publishing a Citizens’ Budget so that Batswana may be better informed about how public funds in the national coffers are raised and spent.

Unlike other countries in the region, among them South Africa, Namibia and Malawi, Botswana does not produce a Citizens’ Budget, which is a non-technical presentation of the national budget published for the public to better understand government plans and make it accountable for its policies.

Speaking at the launch of the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2010 for Botswana in [continue reading]

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