Robust Reverse-Accountability in the Budget Process: Lessons from the Independent Review of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office

Discussion Paper Series: The Art and Science of Legislative Budget Offices, 2017

10 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

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

Date Written: April 1, 2017

Abstract

Whereas Legislative Budget Offices (LBOs) provide an important mechanism for accountability and transparency in the budget process, a further step in developing a robust fiscal accountability ecosystem lies in the creation of reverse-accountability of institutions such as the LBO itself. In Australia, this is done through periodic independent reviews of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), and this discussion paper draws lessons from the successful completion of such review conducted in early 2017, with a view to understanding its implications for robust reverse-accountability in budgeting.

Keywords: Transparency, Accountability, Parliamentary Budget Office, Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Oversight, Parliament, Legislative Budget Offices, Independent Fiscal Institutions

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Robust Reverse-Accountability in the Budget Process: Lessons from the Independent Review of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office (April 1, 2017). Discussion Paper Series: The Art and Science of Legislative Budget Offices, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2944558 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2944558

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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