ICGFM Promotes Knowledge Transfer Among Public Financial Management Experts

Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Helping Citizens Understand how Public Funds are Spent

Nandala Mafabi Nathan, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, of the Parliament of Uganda discussed how to help citizens to understand how public funds are spent. Governments need to provide clear information on budget plans and account for its actions. Without this action citizens will not make governments accountable.

It is very difficult to provide information to citizens in developing countries because of the lack of Internet access. An independent and effective media is required to support accountable government.

No comments: