Yemeni-German Cooperation on Central Budget Decentralization [Archives:1998/22/Business & Economy]

June 1 1998

The Central Organization of Control and Audit (COCA) has, in cooperation with the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) held a special seminar during 12-20 May. Entitled ‘Decentralization in preparing, implementing and monitoring the state’s central budget’, the seminar included the presentation of papers submitted by the COCA, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Local Administration, the Presidency Office, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Civil Service and the Central Bank of Yemen.
Yemen as well as German researchers presented a number of valuable papers that covered such diverse but pertinent subjects as administrative and financial decentralization, budget implementation and control in view of the local authority system to be introduced into Yemen soon.
Working groups were formed by the participants at the seminar to discuss the problems and impediments related to the preparing, implementing and monitoring the general budget. Solutions and suggestions were made in order to address such problems and pave the way for decentralization.
Future cooperation prospects include holding similar seminars every year, implementing regional programs, preparing the central budget, auditing and control programs, and other important aspects.