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Managing and Controlling Extrabudgetary Funds, Dimitar Radev, Richard Allen

Abstract
This paper addresses issues relating to the establishment and financial management of extrabudgetary funds (EBFs), a large group of government entities that on average accounts for 40 to 45 percent of central government expenditure-two-thirds of which represents social security funds-in countries at various stages of development. If improperly designed and managed, EBFs can undermine effective fiscal control. However, they also bring potential benefits in the form of greater autonomy of decision-making in countries with well-established governance and financial management systems that have applied the "agency model" of devolved public management and fiscal control. The paper develops a typology of EBFs and argues that EBFs are frequently created because of failures in the budget system and political economy factors that need to be recognized and, where possible, corrected. The paper recommends that data on EBFs be consolidated within a unified system of fiscal reporting and proposes an analytical framework that governments might use to evaluate the effectiveness and utility of their EBFs
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. DEFINITION, DATA, CLASSIFICATION, AND TYPOLOGY OF EBFS""; ""III. WHY DO EBFS EXIST?""; ""IV. THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY EBFS""; ""V. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING AND REFORMING EBFS""; ""VI. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF FISCAL POLICIES AND PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT""; ""VII. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
"December 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (31 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781451992373

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