A Local Budget Transparency Index for Cameroon's Local Councils : Insights from a Benchmarking Exercise

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Alton, Martin Luis
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Agarwal, Sanjay
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Songwe, Vera
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2014-09-15T20:45:17Z
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2014-09-15T20:45:17Z
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2013-06
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2017-12-14T05:24:59Z
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Transparent budgets and public financial management processes constitute a key pillar of good governance. However, while this has been increasingly recognized for national budgets, little attention is paid to subnational budget transparency. To fill this lacuna, a World Bank-supported initiative piloted a local budget transparency index (LBTI) in two of Cameroon s ten regions. Thirty-one local councils in the Northwest Region and nineteen in the Adamawa Region self-assessed the openness of their budget processes by filling out questionnaires in 2012. The councils were then ranked, the results were published, and, in Adamawa, discussed in a public meeting called by the region s governor and attended by mayors and the media. Through this exercise, mayors of low-ranking councils were publicly questioned about their low scores, which led to a palpable desire on their part to better perform in the next round of the survey. In 2013, independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) gathered the same information in a second round of surveys. This note discusses the methodology, main findings, and results from the LBTI pilot in the two regions and concludes with key challenges and lessons learned.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/06/19909106/cameroon-budget-transparency-initiative-local-budget-transparency-index-cameroons-local-councils-insights-benchmarking-exercise-cameroon-budget-transparency-initiative-local-budget-transparency-index-cameroons-local-councils-insights-benchmarking-exercise
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20130
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ACCOUNTABILITY RELATIONSHIPS
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ANNUAL EXPENDITURES
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BANK DEPOSIT
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BENEFICIARIES
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BEST PRACTICES
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BORROWING COSTS
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BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
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BUDGET ANALYSIS
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BUDGET CYCLE
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BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
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BUDGET DOCUMENTS
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BUDGET FORMULATION
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BUDGET INFORMATION
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BUDGET INITIATIVES
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BUDGET LITERACY
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BUDGET PREPARATION
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BUDGET PREPARATION PROCESS
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BUDGET PROCESS
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BUDGET PROPOSALS
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BUDGET TRANSPARENCY
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BUDGET YEAR
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BUDGETING
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
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CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT
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CIVIL SERVANTS
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
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COLLABORATION
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COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
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CONSULTATIONS
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CONTROLLERS OF FINANCE
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CORRUPTION
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CREDIBILITY
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CREDIT RATINGS
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DATA COLLECTION
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DEBT
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DEPENDENT
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DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS
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DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
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DONOR ASSISTANCE
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ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS
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EXPENDITURE FORECASTS
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EXPENDITURE PROGRAMS
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EXPENDITURES
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FIGURES
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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FINANCIAL ASSETS
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
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FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION
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FISCAL PERFORMANCE
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FISCAL TRANSPARENCY
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GOOD GOVERNANCE
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
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GOVERNMENT BUDGET
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GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE
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GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GOVERNMENT REVENUES
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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INSTRUMENT
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INTERVIEWS
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INVESTMENT BUDGET
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LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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LEGAL PROVISIONS
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LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
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LINE MINISTRIES
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LOCAL AUTHORITIES
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LOCAL CAPACITY
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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MARKET VALUE
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MINISTRY OF ECONOMY
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MONETARY FUND
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MUNICIPAL BUDGET
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MUNICIPALITIES
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NATIONAL BUDGET
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NATIONAL BUDGETS
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NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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NATIONAL INVESTMENT
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OPENNESS
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OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURES
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PAYMENT OF EXPENDITURES
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PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
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PERFORMANCE INDEX
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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POLICY DECISIONS
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POLICY FORMULATION
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PROGRAMS
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PUBLIC
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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
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PUBLIC AWARENESS
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PUBLIC CONSULTATION
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MANAGEMENT REFORM
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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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PUBLIC MEETINGS
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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PUBLIC RESOURCES
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PUBLIC SERVICE
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PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY
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QUALITY OF LIFE
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REFLECTION
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REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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REMEDY
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RESERVE
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RESOURCE ALLOCATION
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RETURN
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REVENUE ESTIMATES
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ROADS
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SALARIES
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SELF-ASSESSMENT
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SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL SERVICES
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TAX
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TAX COLLECTIONS
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPARENT BUDGETS
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WARRANTS
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A Local Budget Transparency Index for Cameroon's Local Councils : Insights from a Benchmarking Exercise
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2014-08-04
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/06/19909106/cameroon-budget-transparency-initiative-local-budget-transparency-index-cameroons-local-councils-insights-benchmarking-exercise-cameroon-budget-transparency-initiative-local-budget-transparency-index-cameroons-local-councils-insights-benchmarking-exercise
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
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000333037_20140804121222
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19909106
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89831
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/08/04/000333037_20140804121222/Rendered/PDF/898310WP0P11950Box0385294B00PUBLIC0.pdf
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Cameroon
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Public Sector Expenditure Policy
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Public Sector Economics
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Social Development :: Social Accountability
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Public Sector Development
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Knowledge & Information Services (ITSKI)
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