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The hidden mechanics of Solomon Islands budget processes – understanding context to inform reforms

Coventry, Peter


"This paper examines the development funds managed by Solomon Islands Government (SIG) from 2004 to 2008 (called the consolidated development budget). This may appear dry, but correctly interpreted, provides a wealth of information about how the SIG operates. First, because budgets aim to efficiently allocate resources to meet objectives, an analysis can present a better indication of the SIG’s priorities than formal pronouncements, policies, or plans. Second, because the budget is the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2009
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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