ISBN 9781920409753
Pages 58
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Idasa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Implementing the Public Finance Management Act in South Africa

How Far Are We?

by Russell Wildeman, Wellington Jogo

The implementation of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), 1999 is reviewed in this book, focussing on the development and reform of financial governance arrangements after 2000. South Africa has a long way to go to ensure that financial reforms are translated into service delivery gains. Implementing reforms and making sure that citizens benefit is proving difficult, yet the convergence of various government agencies in addressing financial governance is beginning to inspire the kind of confidence needed to overcome the country's financial governance challenges. The authors find that, despite the challenges, the PFMA has begun to make a difference and, if properly implemented, may still provide the ground for a fundamental transformation of public-sector service delivery.

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About the Authors

Russell Wildeman

Russell Wildeman is the manager of Idasa’s Economic Governance Programme.

Wellington Jogo

Wellington Jogo is the former Project Head of the Economic Governance Programme’s Public Finance project and now works as an Associate Economist at Bioversity International, Uganda.

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