Can Budget Offices Fall Short of Their Costing Mandate? Case of South Africa's Nuclear Energy Costings

8 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

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

Date Written: November 29, 2016

Abstract

Independent Budget Offices are generally recognized for the rigour and impartiality of their fiscal analysis, but can these institutions fall short in their mandate to cost policies? This discussion paper examines the case of South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and its costings of proposed Nuclear Energy-related initiatives, finding that the PBO had fallen short of its mandate, which serves as a warning for PBOs around the world to adhere to analytical rigour in their standards of fiscal analysis.

Keywords: South Africa, Parliamentary Budget Office, Nuclear Energy, Budget Reform, Fiscal Policy

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Can Budget Offices Fall Short of Their Costing Mandate? Case of South Africa's Nuclear Energy Costings (November 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997261 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2997261

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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