OECD Journal on Budgeting

The OECD Journal on Budgeting is 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, academics and experts in the field 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.

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Programme Budgeting in OECD countries

This article explores ways in which countries can reform their budget classification to focus more on results. It also examines the use of performance information in the budget process and its presentation in budget documentation. The article draws attention to the danger in overloading the documentation with performance information that plays no role in the budget process and thereby detracts from transparency rather than enhancing it.


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