Transparency (Open Budget Index) 10/100
The Government of Sudan provides the public with scant budget information.
Public Participation 0/100
The Government of Sudan provides the public with no opportunities to engage in the budget process.
By legislature 24/100
Budget oversight by the legislature in Sudan is weak.
By auditor 17/100
Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Sudan is weak.
Sudan should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:
- Publish an Executive’s Budget Proposal, In-Year Reports, and an Audit Report.
- Publish in a timely manner a Pre-Budget Statement.
- Produce and publish a Citizens Budget and Mid-Year Review.
Sudan should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:
- Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
- Hold legislative hearings on the budgets of specific ministries, departments, and agencies at which testimony from the public is heard.
- Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution to formulate its audit program and participate in audit investigations.
Sudan should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:
- Ensure the Executive’s Budget Proposal is provided to legislators at least three months before the start of the budget year.
- Ensure the executive receives prior approval by the legislature before implementing a supplemental budget.
- Require legislative or judicial approval to remove the head of the supreme audit institution.