OECD Journal on Budgeting

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Annual
ISSN :
1681-2336 (online)
ISSN :
1608-7143 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/16812336
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The OECD journal on public sector budgeting, published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector. Now published as a part of the OECD Journal subscription package.

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Author(s):
Pietro Toigo, Robert Woods
Publication Date
30 May 2007
Pages
21
Bibliographic information
No.:
21,
Volume:
6,
Issue:
4
Pages
63–102
DOI
10.1787/budget-v6-art21-en

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The new fiscal and expenditure policy framework adopted in the United Kingdom in 1997 included clear fiscal rules and a reformed system of budgetary controls and capital appraisal procedures. These macro and micro reforms allowed the historic shortfall in public investment to be addressed. This article lays out some general considerations for public investment policy, including involving the private sector, and describes how the United Kingdom has implemented a strategy to deliver an increase in public investment while maintaining a sustainable fiscal position.