This study examines the quality of the available evidence on the effectiveness of reforms aimed at improving legislative oversight to attain improved development outcomes, and summarises the available lessons from the literature.
The research questions considered are:
What is the effectiveness of the different public finance legislative oversight interventions in improving government transparency and accountability?
What are the critical barriers to success, including an assessment of demand side and supply side contextual factors?
What are the conditions that improve the success of implementation, including an assessment of single interventions versus combined/coordinated approaches amongst several stakeholders in the accountability ecosystem?
Mills, L.; de Lay, S. Legislative Oversight in Public Financial Management: Rapid Evidence Assessment. Department for International Development, London and University of Birmingham, Birmingham (2016), vii, 40p