Promoting Accountability in the Budget Cycle: The Experience of Public Service Acountability Monitor in South Africa

Prepared for the 11th Anti-Corruption Conference, which took place in South Korea in May 2003, this paper introduces PSAM’s Performance Monitoring Project, which compiles information on the performance of the Eastern Cape province and selected national government departments in South Africa. The study examines the audit disclaimers and other measures of financial control and evaluates specific programs, such as the School Nutrition and Feeding Scheme and District Health Programs.