The Parliamentary Budget Office and Parliamentary Oversight of the Extractive Industries in South Africa

16 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2016

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: June 29, 2016

Abstract

This article focuses on the importance of parliamentary oversight of the extractive industries in the South African context, and examines the potential of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) towards serving the South African parliament vis-à-vis oversight of extractive resources. It points to the merits of strong oversight, and the importance of independent and nonpartisan analysis by the PBO in achieving this fiscal objective in South Africa. Finally, it applies two methods, a process approach and a discipline approach, to specify the benefits of the PBO to parliamentary oversight of the extractive industries.

Keywords: Parliamentary Budget Office, legislature, budget, oversight, extractive industries, natural resources

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Parliamentary Budget Office and Parliamentary Oversight of the Extractive Industries in South Africa (June 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2802169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2802169

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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