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Cote d’Ivoire

Open Budget Survey 2017

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Transparency

24

out of 100
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Public Participation

0

out of 100
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Budget Oversight

31

out of 100
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IBP considers countries that score above 60 on the Open Budget Index as providing sufficient budget information to enable the public to engage in budget discussions in an informed manner. IBP considers countries scoring above 60 on participation and oversight as providing adequate opportunities for the public to participate in the budget process and providing adequate oversight practices, respectively.

Transparency (Open Budget Index)

24

out of 100

Côte d’Ivoire provides the public with minimal budget information.

How Does Côte d’Ivoire's Open Budget Index Score Compare?

In the Open Budget Survey 2017, this country is being assessed for the first time.

Recommendations for Improving Transparency

Côte d’Ivoire should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish a Mid-Year Review online.
  • Publish a Pre-Budget Statement online in a timely manner.
  • Produce and publish a Citizens Budget.
  • Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by providing detailed information on revenues and expenditures.

Public Participation

0

out of 100

Côte d’Ivoire provides the public with no opportunities to engage in the budget process.

How Does Public Participation Compare to Other Countries in the Region?

Global Average 12/100
Benin 9/100
Democratic Republic of Congo 9/100
Cameroon 7/100
Mali 6/100
Senegal 2/100
Chad 0/100
Côte d’Ivoire 0/100
Burkina Faso 0/100
Niger 0/100
Recommendations for Improving Participation

Côte d’Ivoire should prioritize the following actions to improve public participation in its budget process:

  • Pilot mechanisms for members of the public and executive branch officials to exchange views on national budget matters during both the formulation of the national budget and the monitoring of its implementation. These mechanisms could build on innovations, such as participatory budgeting and social audits. For examples of such mechanisms, see fiscaltransparency.net/mechanisms.
  • Participation Hold legislative hearings on the formulation of the annual budget, during which members of the public or civil society organizations can testify.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution in formulating its audit program and to participate in relevant audit investigations.

Budget Oversight (by Legislature & Audit)

31

out of 100

The legislature and supreme audit institution in Côte d’Ivoire provide weak oversight of the budget.

To What Extent Does the Legislature Provide Budget Oversight?

Formulation/Approval 43/100
Execution/Audit 13/100

The legislature provides weak oversight during the budget cycle. This score reflects that the legislature provides limited oversight during the planning stage of the budget cycle and weak oversight during the implementation stage of the budget cycle.
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To What Extent Does the Supreme Audit Institution Provide Budget Oversight?

Weak 33/100

The supreme audit institution provides weak budget oversight.

Recommendations for Improving Oversight

Côte d’Ivoire should prioritize the following actions to make budget oversight more effective:

  • Ensure the legislature holds a debate on budget policy prior to the tabling of the Executive’s Budget Proposal and approves recommendations for the upcoming budget.
  • Ensure a legislative committee examines and publishes reports on in-year budget implementation online.
  • Ensure the supreme audit institution has adequate funding to perform its duties, as determined by an independent body (e.g., the legislature or judiciary).
  • Consider setting up an independent fiscal institution to further strengthen budget oversight.

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