Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Process and by Wuyi Omitoogun, Hutchful

By Wuyi Omitoogun, Hutchful

During this accomplished learn, 15 African specialists describe and examine the army budgetary tactics and measure of parliamentary oversight and keep watch over in 9 international locations of Africa, spanning throughout all of the continent's sub-regions. every one case examine addresses a variety of questions, similar to the jobs of the ministries of finance, finances places of work, audit departments and exterior actors within the army budgetary techniques, the level of compliance with general public expenditure administration strategies, and the way good authentic army expenditure figures mirror the genuine fiscal assets dedicated to army actions in those international locations.

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Managing the defense budgeting process’, Paper prepared for the conference on Security Sector Reform: Moving the Agenda Forward, Lancaster House, London, Mar. htm>, figure 2, p. 9. A MO D E L F O R G O O D P R A CTI C E 23 Determination of what is affordable in the security sector Government policies, whether in the security or any other sector, must be affordable. Affordable policies require a sustainable macroeconomic balance, which is critical to the long-term economic health of a country.

Pdf>, p. 3. missions. This not only places at risk the safe and secure environment that is necessary for both economic and political development, but also creates frustration and resentment within the armed forces. 3 They suggested that there is both disdain for the military among civilians and a belief that military security is a comparatively low priority among those who control their countries’ financial resources. In their view, this not only leads to inadequate defence budgets and thus inadequate external security but can also heighten internal insecurity through a threat of coups.

The translation of this policy into a defence plan allows for the appropriate allocation and efficient use of resources. This framework is based on the assumption that all armed forces have a constitutional role, which enjoins them to serve as guarantors of the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of the nation. According to this analytical framework, the budgetary process involves a number of institutions and actors that differ from country to country. In an ideal situation, however, the stages involved in the process remain basically the same.

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