Military Expenditure Data in Africa
A Survey of Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda
Edited by Wuyi Omitoogun
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Military Expenditure Data in Africa by Wuyi Omitoogun
Book DescriptionThe international reporting of military expenditure data for African states is poor in many respects. Figures that are published are often at variance with the socio-economic realities of the countries. This study examines the availability and reliability of official military expenditure data for six countries in West, Central and East Africa, using a combination of interviews with key actors in the military budgeting process and analysis of official documents in the countries selected. The author concludes that data are indeed available in many of these countries but that the quality of the data varies from country to country. Two main factors account for this - the influence of the donors of economic aid, whose insistence that artain certain maximum level of expenditure on defence should not be exceeded has encouraged the manipulation of data by the countries concerned; and the general loss of capacity in several countries to compile the necessary statistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199245024
(216mm x 139mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wuyi Omitoogun
Military Expenditure Data in Africa, Hardback (February 2004)
The international reporting of military expenditure data for African states is poor in many respects. Figures that are published are often at variance with the socio-economic realities of the countries. This study examines the availability and reliability of official military expenditure data for six countries in West, Central and East Africa.
Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by Wuyi Omitoogun
In this comprehensive study, 12 experts describe and analyse the military budgetary processes and degree of oversight and control in eight African countries, spanning the continent's sub-regions. These analyses provide the basis for concrete recommendations to the governments of African countries and the international community.
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