Strengthening Parliamentary oversight in Public Debt Management Training in Dodoma. The training conducted by Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD) in collaboration with African Forum and Network for Debt and Development (AFRODAD) in 28th and 29th August 2021.
The role of parliament in the broader public finance management is very critical in deliberating and voting on annual national budgets. Parliament does approve transfer of funds, reviews and approves Audit reports. Parliament does play important role in fiscal transparency. Fiscal transparency refers to how government raise, spend and manages public resources. Governments need to ensure that there is fiscal transparency in the management of public resources.
Parliament is the principal oversight institution over government action. Pursuant to the doctrine of separation of powers – parliament is the only institution which has sovereign authority to adopt the yearly public budget proposed by the Executive and to exercise oversight over proposed heads of expenditure at Committee stage prior to their adoption by the National Assembly.