Government-by-Government Assessments: Algeria

During the review period, the government made significant progress by publishing its executive budget proposal within a reasonable period of time.  The government published its enacted budget online but did not publish an end-of-year report within a reasonable period of time.  Limited information regarding debt obligations was publicly available.  Publicly available information did not provide a comprehensive treatment of allocations to and earnings from state-owned enterprises.  The government maintained off-budget accounts, though they were subject to public audits.  The information in the budget was generally reliable, and the government published budget execution reports.  The supreme audit institution audited the government’s executed budget, with the exception of certain military equipment purchases, and published its reports online.  The criteria and procedures by which the national government awarded natural resource contracts or licenses were specified in law and appeared to be followed in practice.  Basic information on natural resource extraction awards was publicly available. Algeria’s fiscal transparency would be improved by:

  • publishing its end-of-year reports within a reasonable period of time; and
  • providing additional detail regarding debt obligations, revenues, and expenditures in the budget, including those of state-owned enterprises.

U.S. Department of State

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