Middle East & Africa round-up: Niger to implement integrated financial management system, and more

16 Jun 15

A round-up of recent public finance stories from the Middle East & Africa you might have missed.

Niger to Implement Integrated Financial Management System

Niger State has concluded plans to commence implementation of integrated financial management information system, a World Bank intervention system on public sector governance reform and developmental project. (Daily Trust via All Africa)

Saudi Arabia chases investors for $140bn public transport plan

A public transport trade delegation from Saudi Arabia outlined plans for more than $140bn worth of public transport infrastructure projects in the Gulf Kingdom. (arabianbusiness.com)

South Africa’s infrastructure spending quadrupled – Zuma

Infrastructure investment spending in South Africa had increased and was being taken seriously as Africa was receiving a growing share of foreign direct investment, President Jacob Zuma said. (ioL news)

With oil low, wealthy Abu Dhabi tightens belt a notch

Less money is going towards high-profile investments abroad and there is a renewed emphasis on developing the domestic economy, bankers and businessmen say. (gulfbusiness.com)

IMF urges Kenya to curb spending

A team from the International Monetary Fund has urged the Kenyan government to boost efforts to mobilise domestic revenue and restrain current spending, so as to preserve room for critical priorities. (Capital Digital Media)

  • Judith Ugwumadu

    Judith writes about public finance, public services and economics across Public Finance International and Public Finance. She previously undertook reporting stints at Financial Adviser, Global Security Finance and The Sunday Express.

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