Public Expenditure Management

Progress Status
Not Started
Campaign Promise
Reference in Manifesto
Detail Activities
The New Direction specific policy actions that will be pursued to manage public spending in an efficient and effective manner are:
  • Evaluate the on-going reforms and introduce reforms to strengthen public expenditure management.
  • Develop and introduce a standardized overseas travel policy for the public service and covering all categories of workers including Government Ministers.
  • Develop the capacity of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies in expenditure planning, management and reporting
  • Separate the Ministry of Finance from the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning and enhance the latter's capacity for more effective coordination of donor spending; improving programme/project design, implementation support and monitoring and evaluation
  • Strengthen Public Expenditure Tracking (PET), Audit Service Commission and the involvement of Non-State Actors in monitoring public spending
  • Develop a National Development Monitoring and Evaluation System that will generate real time information on outputs and outcome of all development projects implemented by government and donors
  • Reduce spending on purchase and maintenance of government vehicle as well on fuel by introducing a vehicle pool and movement tracking system.
  • Expand and improve efficiency in public spending on social services through deepening the decentralization process, developing the capacities of MDAs in the various districts for service delivery and encouraging public-private partnership in service delivery
  • Re-establish the authority of the Public Service Commission as the primary authority to recruit civil servants
  • Harmonize the wage structure in the public sector to keep the wage bill sustainable.
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