Budget Transparency in Pakistan: Findings from an International Study 2010 (PB-24)

Budget Transparency in Pakistan: Findings from an International Study 2010 (PB-24)

Publication details

  • Wednesday | 01 Dec, 2010
  • Gulbaz Ali Khan
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Gulbaz Ali Khan

December 2010

Abstract

The Government of Pakistan provides the “public minimal information” about budget formulation, execution and implementation. Lack of information makes it difficult for the citizens to hold the Government accountable for the use of public funds. According to the 2010 Open Budget Survey, Pakistan scored 38 out of 100, among the 94 surveyed countries and was placed in the bottom next to Afghanistan in the South Asian region (IBP 2010a). This Policy Brief looks at some of the outcomes of the Survey for Pakistan and makes a comparative analysis for the periods 2006, 2008 and 2010 highlighting that budget transparency in the country has declined over the last five years.