IDP THE FINAL REPORT
Volume 1 Chap 1-4)
Volume 2 Chap 5-7)
Volume 3 Chap 8+Annex A
Volume 3 (Annex B-G)
IDP and Budget
What IDP Does
Civil Society & Crime
Selling The IDP
Comment on 'Reflections'
IDP Guest Site
INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
IDP DISCUSSION PAPERS
"ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT AND THE BUDGET"
The Development Institute (TDI)
Team of Consultants
May 17, 2003
The IDP was the first to debunk the notion that we can speak about Stabilization without simultaneously speaking about Economic Growth. While the subscribed notion was that Government needs to stabilize the economy first and then speak of initiating growth measures, the IDP insisted that these are two sides of the same coin.
In a similar vein, the IDP points out that to speak of the Budget we must simultaneously speak about economic management. This is not to say that Budgets have traditionally said anything about managing the economy. Rather it is to recognize that the challenge to the Budget in the current crisis is twofold:
a) There is the challenge of closing the gap between revenues and expenditures
b) There is also the challenge of sustaining a stable fiscal position.