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Florence Kuteesa, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Alan Whitworth, and Tim Williamson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199556229

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556229.001.0001

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Financial Management and Accountability Reform

Financial Management and Accountability Reform

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Uganda's Economic Reforms

Gustavio Bwoch

Robert Muwanga

Oxford University Press

Macroeconomic stability and increased growth were achieved in the early 1990s despite very weak financial management and accountability systems. This chapter shows how these weaknesses became even more pronounced following the adoption of the 1995 Constitution, decentralization, expanding budgetary demands, and the requirements of the Poverty Eradication Acton Plan, among others. Strengthening public financial management and accountability was critical if progress was to be sustained and if donors were to be persuaded to channel more aid through government systems. Yet in 1998 the entire government had just two professional accountants. The chapter presents the key reforms adopted to strengthen financial management and accountability, looking at changes in the areas of the legal and policy framework, institutional capacity building, and processes and systems, particularly the introduction of the Integrated Financial Management System.

Keywords:   financial management, accountability, Integrated Financial Management System

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