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Open Budget Survey 2017

Date Released: Mon, 29 August 2016 14:10 +0200

Press Release: Open Budget Survey 2017

The 2017 Open Budget Survey (OBS) is underway. The OBS is the world’s only independent, comparable measure of budget transparency, participation, and oversight.

As part of the South African participation in the 2017 survey, the Public Service Accountability Monitor has assigned two researchers to this project, that is, Ms Thokozile Mtsolongo and Mr Thoko Sipungu. The preparatory phase of the survey began with countries making an assessment of the public availability and dissemination of each country’s key budget documents (i.e., Pre-Budget Statement, Executive’s Budget Proposal (EBP) and Supporting EBP Documents, Citizens Budget, Enacted Budget, In-Year Reports, Mid-Year Review, Year-End Report, and Audit Report).

The outcomes of the preparatory phase can be found on the links below:

http://www.internationalbudget.org/opening-budgets/open-budget-initiative/open-budget-survey/

http://www.internationalbudget.org/opening-budgets/open-budget-initiative/open-budget-survey/update/

Source:IBP