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Budget Review, Unspent resources (follow the money)

UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

05 Jul 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
05 Jul 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
The researcher will carry out analysis of the national budget for selected countries. The tasks will include: 1. Analyzing post and pre-budget documents, namely Budget estimates, enacted/approved budget. Finance Bill/Act, Country Budget Review and Outlook papers for the period 2014-18. 2. Developing a table on the percentage of budget delivered by each ministry/institution. 3. Presenting the data in the provided format. 4. Identifying the gaps in budgetary allocations and expenditures; Identify the ministries where under expenditure is taking place
Finance, accounting and audit
Governments across the region faces challenges in utilizing the budgets through the standard procurement laws, rules and regulations. The budgetary allocations for the development portfolio, and at times the non-development expenditures, remain underutilized because of multiple reasons like lengthy procurement procedures, capacity of the implementing ministries, public financial management rules and regulations. This study will be an initial look into the budgetary allocations and expenditures to:  Identify the broad gaps in budgetary allocations and expenditures;  Identify the key reasons for the non-utilization of budgets;  Identify the sectors where the gaps exists. The analysis will identify the entry points for UNDP where government could use its support to identify the bottlenecks and jointly address them; identify areas where UNDP can assist and analyze system efficiencies, train government officials and where needed, in charge of certain project implementations on behalf of the government. A government has limited resources and if more were to reach its citizens in a timely fashion, more development gains can take place.
Volunteers: 10 needed
11-20 hours per week / 8 weeks
Strong research and analytical skills and background in conducting cross-disciplinary research preferably in the Asia-Pacific context. Experience in working on finance and budgets is desirable. Being willing to work in an online team, producing online research and checking other contributions and contributing to, as a group, making a final working paper.

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