OECD Journal on Budgeting

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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Review of budget oversight by parliament


Budget oversight by the Irish parliamentary chambers, the Houses of the Oireachtas, is under-developed by international standards. Many stakeholders and participants question whether the existing process is meaningful or impactful. Nevertheless, there is a strong momentum for reform with Ireland’s public administration. Against this background, the OECD presents in this report an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Ireland’s system of parliamentary engagement in budgeting, and outlines a number of proposals for continued reform by reference to international experience, for consideration by the Houses of the Oireachtas and by other institutional actors and by the political system more generally.

JEL Classification: H5, H57, H60

Keywords: Budget process, Dáil, Ireland, Oireachtas, parliament, public administration


JEL: H57: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Procurement; H60: Public Economics / National Budget, Deficit, and Debt / National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General; H5: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
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