Policy Paper No 27 – How Can Malaysia’s Budget Documents Be Improved?

Policy IDEAS No 27: How Can Malaysia’s Budget Documents Be Improved?
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Based on the Open Budget Index, the International Budget Partnership lists three recommendations to improve the quality of the budget documents.

They are:
1. Producing the currently unavailable budget documents (i.e. Citizen’s Budget, Mid-Year Review).
2. Improving the comprehensiveness of the Executive Budget Proposal.
3. Increasing the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report.

This paper provides detailed information on which aspects within each budget document that should be
improved. It points out the missing information that the government can add to the current document in order for it to be more useful for budget monitoring purposes.
The improvements can be done in stages. For a start, the government can begin by publishing the currently unavailable documents or improving the comprehensiveness of the ones that are currently available.

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