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British Influences on Commonwealth Budget Systems :, The Case of the United Republic of Tanzania, Ian Lienert

Several features of Tanzania's budget system find their roots in the arrangements inherited from the United Kingdom. These include a legal framework that emphasizes accountability; a cabinet of ministers with strong budget decision-making powers; a parliament with very limited budget powers; and a similar external audit organization. In both countries, budget execution is decentralized to individual ministries, with accounting officers responsible to a parliamentary accounts committee. These similarities are blended with contrasts, including in Tanzania: a presidential system of government, one dominant political party, a written constitution, and some fragmentation in central budget decision-making within the executive
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Contrasts and Similarities of Constitutional Powers; A. Unwritten Versus Written Constitutions; B. Parliaments Elected and Unelected; C. Constitutional Provisions for the Political Executive; Tables; 1. Structure of Two Parliaments; D. Constitutional Provisions Relating to the Budget; Figures; 1. Separation of Political Powers and Control of Executive by the Legislature; III. British Influences on the Main Laws Supporting Tanzania's Budget System; A. The Main Laws Underlying the Two Budget Systems; 2. Main Provisions of Tanzania's 1977 Constitution
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