ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Budgets: Promise and Performance

As an analysis of previous budgets reveals that there has always been a wide divergence between the government's promises and its performance. Overall there is very little connection between planned and actual growth in allocations to different sectors, and large fluctuations in allocations to agriculture. A worrying factor with regard to the current budget is the large reliance on extra-budgetary resources for the plan when these have not materialised in the past few years.

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