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By Wuyi Omitoogun, Hutchful

During this accomplished learn, 15 African specialists describe and examine the army budgetary methods and measure of parliamentary oversight and regulate in 9 international locations of Africa, spanning throughout the entire continent's sub-regions. each one case learn addresses a variety of questions, resembling the jobs of the ministries of finance, finances places of work, audit departments and exterior actors within the army budgetary tactics, the level of compliance with typical public expenditure administration methods, and the way good legitimate army expenditure figures replicate the genuine fiscal assets dedicated to army actions in those nations.

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The defence plan Essentially, the defence plan is the document that specifies the measurable outputs that the military sector will produce in pursuit of the government’s objectives, measured against the identified financial allocation within the medium-term expenditure framework of three to five years. The defence plan incorporates the strategic plan, the defence programmes and the budget. The plan should also cover longer periods (up to 30 years) for matters such as capital acquisition, infrastructure and personnel planning.

10. High priority should be accorded to regional and sub-regional peace and security by policy makers. expenditure management, there is no justification for the military sector to violate these principles. III. Integrating the military budgetary process into government-wide processes There are five crucial, interrelated components of the management of expenditure in any sector: (a) strategic planning; (b) review of the previous year’s performance; (c) determination of what is affordable; (d) allocation of resources both between and within sectors; and (e) efficient and effective use of resources.

9. Outputs (results) are monitored. 10. Expenditure is accounted for properly. 11. Outputs are evaluated and audited, and results are fed into future plans and reported to the relevant legislative and executive bodies. While it is recognized that the framework described above may not be applicable in its entirety to all existing military budgetary processes across Africa, two compelling reasons make the use of an ideal process framework attractive (in this case for research). One is the need for a standard measure of good practice in the military policy, planning and budgeting process that will serve as the basis for assessing practice in a number of Africa states.

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