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A parliamentary budget office in Fiji: Scope and possibility

Australasian Parliamentary Review
Volume 31 Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2016)

Abstract: This article assess the merits of establishing a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Fiji by examining how such an institution would fulfil two important roles: first, by assisting in the oversight of the budget process; and second, by supporting coordination among key accountability institutions such as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Auditor General (AG) in their fiscal oversight roles, which is a role specific to Fiji's accountability ecosystem and which stems from the uniqueness of the Fijian context itself. The article thereby shows that a PBO fits very well into Fiji's new constitutional commitment to enhancing accountability, by strengthening institutions that are enshrined within the new constitution.

To cite this article: Chohan, Usman and Jacobs, Kerry. A parliamentary budget office in Fiji: Scope and possibility [online]. Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2016: 117-129. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=625544555305887;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1447-9125. [cited 22 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Chohan, Usman; Jacobs, Kerry; Source: Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2016: 117-129 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1447-9125 Subject: Fiji. Office of the Auditor-General; Fiji. Parliament. Public Accounts Committee; Transparency in government; Budget--Government policy; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Professor of Accounting, UNSW, Canberra

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection