IMANI believes analysing government’s budget will enhance accountability in the spending of taxpayers’ money and will lead to democratic and development outcomes in the country.
After assessing the 2017 and the 2018 budget in connection with the Government’s Medium Term Development Plan, it appears government is making diligent efforts to restructure the economy, however,
- The exogenous shocks appear to expose systemic inefficiencies in our development programmes.
- For some of the programs that government is implementing, it is difficult to see if they are clearly following up on value for money to ensure there is efficiency of cost.
- There should be a coordination and synchronization of government policies and programmes.
- There should also be a coherent strategy on the implementation of policies and programmes.