Thursday, July 29, 2021

Senegal among the last (Report)

Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso are among the countries meeting the minimum requirements for budget transparency. This is what the United States State Department indicated in its 2021 report on budget transparency.

These three countries are the only UEMOA to be part of the first classification category, comprising countries that regularly publish reliable and accessible budgets and financial documents. A total of 16 African countries are included in this group, of which seven are part of ECOWAS. In addition to the countries already mentioned, we find South Africa, Botswana, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tunisia and ‘Uganda.

This classification is a reminder of the efforts made by African States to improve their fiscal transparency in a process of consolidating their public expenditure and the fight against corruption. To this end, two countries, Nigeria and The Gambia, have made significant progress by joining this year, the category of countries meeting the minimum requirements for budget transparency.

While countries like Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe have made significant progress in budget management, Senegal does not his part made no significant progress.

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