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Following are the general functions of the Department:

  • Formulates the overall resource application strategy to match the government’s macro-economic policy;
  • Prepares the medium-term expenditure plan, indicating the programming, prioritization, and financing of capital investment and current operating expenditure requirements of medium-term sectoral development plans;
  • Undertakes the formulation of the annual national budget in a way that ensures the appropriate prioritization and allocation of funds to support the annual program of government;
  • Develops and administers a national accounting system essential to fiscal management and control;
  • Conducts a continuing study of the bureaucracy and assesses as well as makes policy recommendation on its role, size, composition, structure and functions to establish a government bureaucracy imbued with a spirit of public service;
  • Establishes the rules and procedures for the management of government organization resources i.e., physical, manpower and other resources, formulates standards of organizational program performance; and undertakes or provides services in work simplification or streamlining of systems and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness in government operations;
  • Conceptualizes and administers the government’s compensation and position classification plan; and
  • Monitors and assesses the physical as well as the financial operations of local government units and government-owned and/or – controlled corporations.
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