Accountability and Public Expenditure Management in Decentralised Cambodia
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 , Written by « CDRI »   

 Cambodia is launching another phase of decentralisation, attempting to restructure sub-national, especially provincial, administration. These reforms are widely referred to as decentralisation and deconcentration or, more simply, as D&D. The aim is to establish unified provincial and possibly district administrations, which are accountable to both the central government and to the people in their territory, based on a clear and accountable allocation of functions and funding. To achieve this, more accountable fiscal relationships and management are crucial. It is not known yet how these can be achieved. Discussions indicate that a unified budget is going to be established, but details are by no means clear.

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