Building State Capacity in Africa

Building State Capacity in Africa

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This publication considers options for strengthening institutional capacity within the public sector in African countries, by drawing on the experiences of public sector reform programmes in over a dozen African states. Issues discussed include: the relationship between governance and economic development, public expenditure and accountability, anti-corruption reforms, the politics of decentralisation, political structures and public service delivery.Eighty-eight percent of countries have inactive or ineffective IA practices (World Bank 2002a, p. 13). ... management system, and data on actual agency expenditures and cash balances in government accounts, drawn from the general ledger (Hashim and Allan 1998, p. 13). At independence, these systems were all manual.

Title:Building State Capacity in Africa
Author:Brian Levy, Sahr John Kpundeh
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2004-01-01


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