This is a major public source of information on the Department of Health and Ageing Portfolio budgets in Australia.
This study offers practical insights for donors and national governments on how to strengthen the links between poverty reduction strategies (PRSs) and national budgets, with a view to improving domestic accountability. It aims to answer the following questions: What challenges have arisen in countries where efforts have been made to integrate the PRS with the budget? What lessons have been generated by these experiences and what are the potential entry points for reforms to strengthen PRS-budget links? To answer these questions, the study reviews a series of case studies that document the status of budget and PRS integration in nine low-income countries — Albania, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda — and the links between policies, budgets, and service delivery in four higher-income countries that are internationally considered to be successful reformers in public financial management — Australia, Chile, Republic of Korea, and South Africa.
Overview of a gender audit – understood as a way to “locate women” in the national budget as well as in the economy. The author highlights the importance of a gender audit to ensure that men and women benefit equally from budget allocations, to raise women’s awareness of economic issues in order to stimulate their involvement in the budget-making process, and to promote a more efficient use of the resources committed to areas relevant to women. The paper draws primarily from the Israeli context but also presents brief examples from Australia, Canada, England, France, and South Africa.
Analysis of a policy which enables voters to assess the costs of candidate’s promises made during an election.
This paper examines how institutional arrangements affect incentives that govern the size, allocation, and use of budget resources. It compares the effects of institutional structures on fiscal discipline in Australia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, New Zealand, Thailand, and Uganda. It also examines how donor assistance affects expenditure outcomes.