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Tajikistan

Open Budget Survey 2017

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Country Summary - English Country Summary - Russian Questionnaire
Transparency

30

out of 100
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Public Participation

7

out of 100
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Budget Oversight

65

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)

30

out of 100

Tajikistan provides the public with minimal budget information.

How Has the Open Budget Index Score Changed Over Time?
Recommendations for Improving Transparency

Tajikistan should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish an Audit Report online.
  • Produce and publish a Mid-Year Review.
  • Increase the information provided on expenditures and revenues provided in the Executive’s Budget Proposal.

Public Participation

7

out of 100

Tajikistan provides few opportunities for the public to engage in the budget process.

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

Global Average 12/100
Kyrgyz Republic 31/100
Georgia 22/100
Kazakhstan 13/100
Russia 13/100
Azerbaijan 11/100
Mongolia 7/100
Tajikistan 7/100
Turkey 0/100
Recommendations for Improving Participation

Tajikistan 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.
  • Hold legislative hearings on the Audit Report, 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)

65

out of 100

The legislature and supreme audit institution in Tajikistan provide adequate oversight of the budget.

To What Extent Does the Legislature Provide Budget Oversight?

Formulation/Approval 48/100
Execution/Audit 87/100

The legislature provides adequate oversight during the budget cycle. This score reflects that the legislature provides limited oversight during the planning stage of the budget cycle and adequate oversight during the implementation stage of the budget cycle.

To What Extent Does the Supreme Audit Institution Provide Budget Oversight?

Adequate 67/100

The supreme audit institution provides adequate budget oversight.

Recommendations for Improving Oversight

Tajikistan should prioritize the following actions to make budget oversight more effective:

  • Ensure that legislative committees examine and publish reports on their analyses of the Executive’s Budget Proposal.
  • Ensure a legislative committee examines and publishes a report on the Audit Report online.
  • Ensure audit processes are reviewed by an independent agency.
  • Consider setting up an independent fiscal institution to further strengthen budget oversight.

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Open Budget Survey 2015

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Country Summary - English Country Summary - Russian Questionnaire

Transparency (Open Budget Index) 25/100 

The Government of Tajikistan provides the public with minimal budget information.

Public Participation 19/100 

The Government of Tajikistan is weak in providing the public with opportunities to engage in the budget process.

Budget Oversight 

By legislature 70/100

Budget oversight by the legislature in Tajikistan is adequate.

By auditor 75/100

Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Tajikistan is adequate.

Recommendations 

Improving Transparency

Tajikistan should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish an Audit Report.
  • Publish in a timely manner a Year-End Report.
  • Produce and publish the Mid-Year Review.
Improving Participation

Tajikistan should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:

  • Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
  • Hold legislative hearings on the budgets of specific ministries, departments, and agencies at which testimony from the public is heard.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution to formulate its audit program and to participate in audit investigations.
Improving Oversight

Tajikistan should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:

  • Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.
  • In both law and practice, ensure the legislature is consulted prior to the spending of contingency funds that were not identified in the Enacted Budget.
  • Establish a system of quality control for the supreme audit institution.

 





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