Introduction

It has been notoriously common for Africa to be treated as if it was one country. This book neither justifies this approach nor apologizes perpetuating that perception. Most countries on the continent were colonized, with the dubious exception claimed by Americo-Liberians. Apart from those countries that are still fighting civil wars or are just beginning to recover from them, the journey for public finance management, from colonialism, through vicious dictatorships or military regimes to the present autocracies or fledgling democracies, has brought the continent “governance with anaemic public finance management.”

This book deals with public finance management frameworks as forming part of the tools for the fight against fraud and ...

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