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Government-by-Government Assessments: Algeria

During the review period, the government made significant progress by disclosing debt of major state-owned enterprises.  The government published its executive budget proposal and enacted its budget within a reasonable period but did not publish an end-of-year report within a reasonable period.  Information regarding debt obligations was publicly available, but not for 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 met international standards of independence and audited the government’s executed budget, except certain military equipment purchases, and published substantive reports online.  The government specified in law or regulation and appeared to follow in practice the criteria and procedures for awarding natural resource extraction contracts and licenses.  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; and
  • Publishing additional detail regarding revenues and expenditures in the budget, including for state-owned enterprises.

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