The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is a juristic entity of Parliament headed by a Director as its Accounting Officer. The PBO is established in terms of section 15 of the Money Bills Related Matters and Procedures Act no 09. of 2009 as amended. The PBO is required by the Money Bills Act to provide independent, objective, and professional advice and analysis to Parliament on matters related to the budget and other money Bills. The PBO supports the implementation of the Money Bills Act by undertaking research and analysis for the Finance and Appropriations Committees located in both Houses of Parliament including ad-hoc support to other parliamentary committees.
Building an effective Parliamentary Budget Office that contributes to strengthening the oversight capacity of Parliament.
To provide independent economic and fiscal advice to Parliamentary Committees ensuring informed recommendations in exercising oversight of Public Finances.