Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget (%) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget measures the extent to which aggregate budget expenditure outturn reflects the amount originally approved, as defined in government budget documentation and fiscal reports. The coverage is budgetary central government (BCG) and the time period covered is the last three completed fiscal years.

Source: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA). Ministry of Finance (MoF).

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Ghana 135.10 2011
2 The Gambia 131.48 2013
3 Lesotho 131.33 2016
4 Congo 129.01 2012
5 Zimbabwe 123.08 2016
6 Madagascar 118.49 2016
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 116.10 2006
8 Zambia 115.33 2015
9 São Tomé and Principe 111.62 2008
10 Seychelles 111.54 2009
11 Sierra Leone 106.65 2016
12 Mozambique 103.30 2014
13 Togo 102.61 2015
14 Uganda 100.07 2016
15 Rwanda 99.80 2017
16 Burundi 99.52 2010
17 South Africa 99.24 2013
18 Morocco 99.09 2014
19 Ethiopia 98.89 2013
20 Liberia 98.04 2015
21 Mauritania 97.96 2016
22 Malawi 97.90 2017
23 Tunisia 97.55 2013
24 Côte d'Ivoire 97.35 2016
25 Botswana 97.06 2012
26 Burkina Faso 95.82 2016
27 Chad 95.04 2017
28 Comoros 94.96 2015
29 Cameroon 92.81 2016
30 Mauritius 92.67 2014
31 Kenya 87.90 2011
32 Tanzania 86.87 2016
33 Guinea 85.93 2016
34 Mali 84.52 2016
35 Cabo Verde 82.55 2016
36 Benin 78.56 2014
37 Niger 69.91 2016
38 Guinea-Bissau 69.46 2017
39 Somalia 68.63 2016
40 Gabon 67.41 2015
41 Central African Republic 58.47 2009

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Development Relevance: The indicator attempts to capture the reliability of government budgets: do governments spend what they intend to and do they collect what they set out to collect. The ability to implement the enacted budget is an important factor in government’s ability to deliver public services and achieve development objectives. The deviation between approved and actual spending is measured over a 12-month period (the budget year) and may have important implications for macroeconomic stability, public service delivery, and social welfare. A credibly implemented budget has only small deviations from the approved one. If expenditure is under-executed, beneficiaries may not receive crucial services. Over-executed budgets may result in budget deficits and increased public debt levels and can influence the macroeconomic stability. In both cases, lack of budget credibility undermines the usefulness of the budget process for policy making and implementation and erodes public trust in government.

Periodicity: Annual