Assessment of Accountability Committees

In the Parliament of Uganda, the accountability committees have made important contributions to holding government accountable on a number of high profile cases.

While there are other institutions involved in the audit process, this report specifically focuses on Parliament’s role in the accountability cycle. This report details the findings of research conducted on accountability committees’ consideration of Auditor General’s reports from 2006-2013 FYs and makes recommendations based on these findings. Download Report

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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INTRODUCTION
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METHODOLOGY
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FINDINGS
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RECOMMENDATIONS
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CONCLUSION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The accountability committees of the Parliament of Uganda consider the reports of the Auditor General and make recommendations to improve the Government’s management of public finances. Through their oversight role, they provide an important check on corruption in government and improve the government’s management of public[…]

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INTRODUCTION

Public Accounts Committees are a common feature of Westminster-style Parliamentary democracies worldwide. At their best, they are supposed to provide a check on government’s financial management, limiting corruption and the use of public funds for purposes other than which they are intended. As Pelizzo writes, "legislative[...] Read More

METHODOLOGY

This report was conducted by the Centre for Policy Analysis for its Parliament Watch Uganda initiative, and with the support of the GAPP program, employed the following methodology: In depth interviews with the Speaker of Parliament, selected committee members, technical staff, other Parliamentary staff, and OAG[…]

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FINDINGS

This chapter presents the findings, interpretations of data collected and comparison of the findings with other findings from different but related studies. The data was analyzed and findings presented on the basis of the study objectives and research questions. Further, the findings are discussed in light[...] Read More

RECOMMENDATIONS

Given the problems identified through the research, the suggestions made by respondents, and the outstanding challenges that block effective and efficient oversight processes, a number of recommendations emerge from the research findings. The findings are divided into two sections: core recommendations, and additional recommendations. Core recommendations[…]

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CONCLUSION

he accountability committees of the Parliament of Uganda are strong committees that have made important contributions in holding government accountable on a number of high profile cases, including financial mismanagement of CHOGM and OPM. The committees have also highlighted important concerns of financial mismanagement unearthed by[…]

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This study is made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance (GAPP) Program contract. The contents of this study are the sole responsibility of Centre for Policy Analysis and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, DFID and or the Government of Uganda.