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Roadmap for the implementation of the budget-program model in Burundi


Jun 1, 2023

BUJUMBURA June 1st (ABP) – The Roadmap for the implementation of Burundi’s budget-program model (2022-2026) was on the agenda of the Cabinet that met on Wednesday May 24, 2023 in Bujumbura under the chairmanship of the of Burundi State, Evariste Ndayishimiye, according to press release issued after the said Cabinet Meeting.

That roadmap, which was analyzed by the Cabinet members, was obtained at the end of the technical assistance mission carried out in January 2022. It is based on the effective switch to budget-program model from the 2025-2026 financial year.

Having judged that period distant, the press release specifies, the Ministry in charge of Finance has opted for initiating some preliminary actions, before developing a roadmap taking into account the orientations of the various experts consulted, with a view to establishing a good coordination of public policies with budget programs. Those actions include, in particular, the inventory and outlook for public finance management; the mid-term evaluation of the National Development Plan; the establishment and use of a results-based budgeting tool and the preparation for an architecture of budget programs in perspective of the budget-program model, the press release continues to say.

The analysis of the budget-program implementation process led to the need to develop a roadmap in three complementary components, namely the first component in relation to the implementation of the technical training conducive to the development of the budget-program model; the 2nd component concerning the development of the budget-program and the gradual transfer of its content to the appropriate tools in the budget preparation-execution  chain, and the 3rd component in relation to the development of monitoring-evaluation tools and the progressive transfer of its content to the appropriate tools in the results management chain and performance measurement. Following the analysis of that file, the Cabinet members made four recommendations centered on the involvement of the public and private sectors in the preparation for the round table and investment forum, the inventory of the budget law application texts so that they are signed before June 30, 2023; the identification, in the ministries, of the texts requiring an update to be communicated to the ministry in charge of Finance.