Fiji ranks poorly in budget information for third successive survey | Pacific Beat

Fiji ranks poorly in budget information for third successive survey

Fiji ranks poorly in budget information for third successive survey

Updated 7 February 2013, 18:35 AEST

The researcher who placed Fiji in close to last in a survey of access to information about government finance says there is no reason, apart form political will for the result.

The Open Budget Survey is conducted by the International Budget Partnership NGO, and every two years it looks at what information government's provide to their people about how their money is being used.

The 2012 survey saw Fiji, doing just a bit better than Burma, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, but still one of the countries which provides scant or no budget information, and it is the third successive time that it's been ranked there.

Albert Cerelala is the OBS Fiji researcher, and he told Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney the survey does not take into account the political situation in Fiji, and it should not be seen as an attack.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker:Albert Cerelala, the 2012 OBS Researcher for Fiji

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