The aim of this chapter is to analyze the difficulties faced by an Egyptian government agency in implementing outcomes-based budgeting (OBB). Longitudinal qualitative case study data are collected from interviews, observations, discussions, and documentary analysis, and from publicly available reports. Halliday and Carruthers’ (2007) recursivity of law is used to analyze the implementation issues of OBB in the case study. The findings identify a number of implementation issues, namely the difficulties to operationalize OBB, the use of OBB as a complementary tool, two competing reforms to overcome the financial crisis in Egypt, and the degree of involvement of World Bank experts.
|Title of host publication||Public Sector Reform and Performance Management in Emerging Economies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Outcomes-Based Approaches in Practice|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 24 May 2021|
- Outcomes-based budgeting
- World Bank.