Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Processes and Mechanisms of Control

Hardcover | March 16, 2006

EditorWuyi Omitoogun, Eboe Hutchful

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In this comprehensive study, 12 experts describe and analyse the military budgetary processes and degree of oversight and control in eight African countries-Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa-spanning the continent's sub-regions. Each country studyaddresses a wide range of questions, such as the roles of the finance and defence ministries, budget offices, audit departments and external actors in the military budgetary processes; the extent of compliance with standard public expenditure management procedures; and how well official militaryexpenditure figures reflect the true economic resources devoted to military activities in these countries.The framework for the country studies is provided by a detailed model for good practice in budgeting for the military sector. The individual studies are tied together by a synthesis chapter, which provides a comparative analysis of the studies, classifies the eight countries according to theiradherence to the principles of public expenditure management and explains why individual countries find themselves with a certain classification.The book draws on the results of the country studies and their analysis by making concrete recommendations to the governments of African countries and the international community. While the military sector in many African states is believed to be favoured in terms of resource allocation and degreeof political autonomy, it is not subject to the same rules and procedures as other sectors. Because of the unique role of the armed forces as the guarantor of national security, and their demand for a high degree of confidentiality in certain activities, the military sector receives a significantproportion of state resources and is not subject to public scrutiny. The book argues that while the military sector requires some confidentiality it should be subject to the same standard procedures and rules followed by other state sectors.

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In this comprehensive study, 12 experts describe and analyse the military budgetary processes and degree of oversight and control in eight African countries-Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa-spanning the continent's sub-regions. Each country studyaddresses a wide range of questions, such a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:March 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199262667

ISBN - 13:9780199262663

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Table of Contents

1. Wuyi Omitoogun: Introduction2. Nicole Ball and Len le Roux: A model for good practice in budgeting for the military sector3. Said Adejumobi and Mesfin Binega: Ethiopia4. Eboe Hutchful: Ghana5. Julius Karangi and Adedeji Ebo: Kenya6. Anatole Ayissi and Nouhoum Sangare: Mali7. Lazaro Macuacua: Mozambique8. Wuyi Omitoogun and Tunde Oduntan: Nigeria9. Osman Gbla: Sierra Leone10. Len le Roux: South Africa11. Wuyi Omitoogun: A synthesis of the country studies12. Wuyi Omitoogun and Eboe Hutchful: Recommendations