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The saga and limits of public financial management: The Mozambican case

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  • António S. Cruz
  • Ines A. Ferreira
  • Johnny Flentø
  • Finn Tarp
  • Mariam Umarji

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At independence in 1975, the Frelimo government took over public administration from the colonial system and started to transform it. The public financial management (PFM) system was adapted to the central planning and management of the economy in line with nationalist and Marxist-Leninist thinking. Collapse followed in the mid-1980s, amidst the Cold War and the liberalization of the economy.

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  • António S. Cruz & Ines A. Ferreira & Johnny Flentø & Finn Tarp & Mariam Umarji, 2021. "The saga and limits of public financial management: The Mozambican case," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2021-136, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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