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Title Legislative oversight and budgeting : a world perspective / Rick Stapenhurst [and others], editors
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 342 pages) : illustrations
Series WBI development studies
WBI development studies.
Contents Contents; Foreword; Introduction; I. OVERVIEW; Table 1.1 The Tools of Legislative Oversight; Table 1.2 Use of Oversight Tools, by Number of Respondents; Table 1.3 Number of Legislative Oversight Tools Used by Surveyed Countries; Table 1.4 Tools of Legislative Oversight, by Form of Government; Table 1.5a Number of Legislative Oversight Tools, by Form of Government and Country; Table 1.5b Number of Oversight Tools, by Form of Government; Table 1.6 Number of Oversight Tools, by Income Level; Table 1.7 Use of Committee Hearings, by Income Level
Table 1.8 Use of Hearings in Plenary Sittings, by Income LevelTable 1.9 Use of Questions, by Income Level; Table 1.10 Use of Question Time, by Income Level; Table 1.11 Use of Interpellation, by Income Level; Table 1.12 Use of Committees of Inquiry, by Income Level; Table 1.13 Presence of Ombudsman as Oversight Tool, by Income Level; Table 1.14 Number of Oversight Tools, by Level of Democracy; Annex Table 1 Number of Oversight Tools and the Probability That a Count
Summary In most countries, parliament has the constitutional mandate to both oversee and hold government to account. In light of the increased focus on good governance, academics and legislative strengthening practitioners are re-examining parliament's oversight function with a view to increasing public financial accountability, curbing corruption, and contributing to poverty reduction. This volume brings together research from many different perspectives and many different legislative settings worldwide. As the country case studies in section III demonstrate, the accountability mechanisms or oversigh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Budget.
Finance, Public -- Accounting.
Legislative oversight.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
Author Stapenhurst, Rick.
LC no. 2008021329
ISBN 9780821376126 (electronic)
0821376128 (electronic)