Recent DevelopmentsBudget Law: amending budget law no. 53 for theyear 1973 by law no. 87 of the year 2005Constitution 1971: articles no. 115 and 116 in 2007Actions: MoF , MoP
Budget Law: more transparency(2005)Budget presentation : functionalBudget structure: classificationBudget components: programsBudget comprehensiveness: energy subsidyBudget discipline: caps, conditions on amendmentsConstitution : openings(2007)Discussion: more time, 3monthsRight to amend: with hard budget constraintAudit results: 6months after execution max.
Actions(2007/08…)Monthly: The MOF Monthly Financial ReportsMid Year: The MoF’s Egyptian Economic Monitor(Mid-Year Review)End Year: Egypt’s Final Account (Year-End Report)Yearly: Citizen Budget, First (only, partial) issue 2010Actions(in progress)Presentation: Spatial, Chapter 6 (MoP)Presentation: Programs, Chapter 6 (MoP)Presentation: Central/Local, Decentralization (MoF&MoP)
Positioning& Assessing IReference Systems of Responsibility Comprehensiveness ofBudget Presentation Fiscal Risks Disclosure Integrity andaccountability Assurance Publication of all budgetdocumentation and fiscalinformationAssessing Quasi Fiscal Activities Whole GovernmentFramework, pre budgetstatement Financial management&fiscal gimmicks Cash/accrual CAO role
Transparency For WhomFiscal StanceFacilitateGovernmentworkSupply SideDemocracyFacilitatecitizenengagementDemand Side
How: Mechanism for engagement Creating a substance for dialogue Data vs. information Line items vs. programs MTF Creating an opening for dialogue Widening the room for dialogue Empowering legally the dialogueTransparency(content)Budget cycle(way)
How: Mechanism for engagement….. Support system: Information Freedom of information Culture of archiving/ requesting/ using information Capacity to communicate with information CAO role to assess the quality of public spending CSOs: economic&social rights, communitydevelopment
Conclusion &Way ForwardTransparency works for DemocracyComplete reform agendaPerformance based budgetingFreedom of Information lawNGOs LawBudget cycleFinancial managementCAO