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Uganda - Fiscal Policy for Growth : Public Expenditure Review 2007, Volume 1. Executive Summary

ABSENTEEISM ACCOUNTABILITY ACCOUNTANT ACCOUNTING AGGREGATE SPENDING ANNUAL BUDGET ANNUAL CYCLE ARREARS AUDITOR GENERAL AUDITS BASELINE SCENARIO BUDGET ALLOCATIONS BUDGET DISCUSSIONS BUDGET FRAMEWORK BUDGET HOLDERS BUDGET PERFORMANCE BUDGET PROCESS BUDGET REFORMS BUDGET SUBMISSION BUDGET SUPPORT BUDGETING CALCULATIONS CAPITAL PROJECTS CAPITAL STOCK CAPITATION GRANT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVANTS CIVIL SERVICE COMMUNITY GROUPS CONSTRAINTS TO GROWTH CONTINGENT LIABILITIES CONTRIBUTION COUNTERPART FUNDING DATA COLLECTION DEBT DEBT RELIEF DEFICITS DEPRECIATION DIRECT INVESTMENT DISBURSEMENT DOMESTIC DEBT DOMESTIC REVENUE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ECONOMIC CLASSIFICATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY GAINS EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC SPENDING ELECTRICITY EXPENDITURE CONTROL EXPENDITURE PRIORITIES EXPENDITURE TRACKING SURVEYS EXTERNAL AID EXTERNAL BORROWING EXTERNAL DEBT FIDUCIARY ASSESSMENT FIDUCIARY RISK FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY FINANCIAL BURDEN FINANCIAL STATISTICS FINANCIAL YEARS FISCAL CONSOLIDATION FISCAL CRISIS FISCAL DEFICIT FISCAL DEFICIT TARGET FISCAL DISCIPLINE FISCAL EFFORT FISCAL POLICY FISCAL PRESSURE FISCAL PRESSURES FISCAL REPORTING FISCAL SAVINGS FISCAL STABILITY FISCAL STRATEGY FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY FIXED COSTS FORMAL ECONOMY FUTURE GROWTH GOVERNMENT CONSUMPTION GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE GOVERNMENT SPENDING GROWTH RATE HOUSING INCOME INCOME TAXES INFLATION INFORMATION SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES INTEREST PAYMENTS INVESTMENT DECISIONS LEVEL OF PUBLIC SPENDING LIQUIDITY LITERACY LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LOCAL REVENUE MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS MACROECONOMIC STABILITY MAINTENANCE COSTS MONETARY POLICY NATIONAL BUDGET PENSION PLAN PENSION REFORM PENSION SCHEME PENSIONS POLICY COMMITMENTS POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY REDUCTION PRIMARY EDUCATION PRINCIPAL-AGENT PRIVATE CONSUMPTION PRIVATE FINANCE PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAM EVALUATION PROGRAM OBJECTIVES PROGRAMS PUBLIC PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC ASSETS PUBLIC CAPITAL PUBLIC EDUCATION PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE EFFICIENCY PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE POLICY PUBLIC EXPENDITURE REVIEW PUBLIC EXPENDITURE REVIEWS PUBLIC EXPENDITURE TRACKING PUBLIC EXPENDITURES PUBLIC FINANCE PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PUBLIC GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC INVESTMENTS PUBLIC PENSION PUBLIC PENSION SCHEME PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PUBLIC PROVISION PUBLIC RESOURCES PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR EFFICIENCY PUBLIC SERVANTS PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC SPENDING PURCHASES RAPID GROWTH REAL GROWTH RECURRENT COSTS RECURRENT EXPENDITURE RECURRENT EXPENDITURES RELATED COSTS REPAYMENT RESEARCH ASSISTANCE RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS RETURNS REVENUE COLLECTION REVENUE PERFORMANCE ROAD MAINTENANCE ROADS SCHOOL EFFICIENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECTOR BUDGET SECTOR MINISTRIES SERVICE DELIVERY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVICE QUALITY SOLVENCY STATED OBJECTIVES STOCKS STRUCTURAL REFORMS SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS TAX TAX ADMINISTRATION TAX BASE TAX COLLECTION TAX CONCESSIONS TAX EXPENDITURE TAX EXPENDITURES TAX POLICY TAX RATES TAX REVENUE TAX REVENUES TAX STRUCTURE TAX SYSTEM TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOTAL EXPENDITURES TOTAL SPENDING TRANSPARENCY TREASURY TREASURY BILLS URBAN GROWTH URBAN POPULATION URBANIZATION UTILITIES VALUABLE WAGE WAGES WORKING AGE WORKING AGE POPULATION
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Washington, DC
Africa | Uganda
2012-06-11T20:34:05Z | 2012-06-11T20:34:05Z | 2007-06-24

Uganda needs to increase infrastructure investments if impressive growth is to continue. But the Budget is showing increasing signs of stress from expenditure pressures and fiscal tightening. Recent increases in employee costs in central Government functions of public administration, justice law and order, defense, prisons and police have deteriorated the composition of the Budget from the perspective of growth. In common with global experience in tight fiscal circumstances, public infrastructure spending is getting squeezed. These expenditure trends suggest a further squeeze on infrastructure and maintenance is inevitable, in which case growth could slow down. This report concerns how should Uganda respond to these fiscal challenges? Whereas there is scope for prudent new concessional borrowing for infrastructure, disbursement rates in infrastructure projects are too low, making it a priority to address constraints to effective spending. As part of a fiscal strategy for growth, Uganda needs in the short to medium-term to rapidly improve revenue performance without taxing key growth sectors, and to shift the composition of spending towards infrastructure. A compositional shift will require deep public sector reforms, early action on postponed reforms to public administration, and a working program to reduce waste and increase the efficiency of public expenditures, including in Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) priority sectors and agencies. A reduction in waste and an increase in public sector efficiency will ultimately require more accountability for the delivery of quality public services than is evident in Uganda today. It will also require a much more systematic effort by spending ministries and agencies: a more structured and a much more strategic approach to public service efficiency from the ministry of finance could be built into budget framework papers as well as preparation of the next Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP).

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