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EX ANTE CONTROL

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Definition:
The auditor is involved in authorising public expenditure. Payment orders and supporting documentation received are checked whether the transactions have been properly authorised, are legal and regular, and whether there are sufficient provisions in the budget.

Source Publication:
Effects of European Union Accession, Part 1: Budgeting and Financial Control, OECD SIGMA Paper No. 19, March 1998, Appendix 3: List of Useful Terms + economics.about.com.

Cross References:
Ex poste control

Hyperlink:
http://economics.about.com/cs/economicsglossary/g/ex_ante.htm

Statistical Theme: Public management

Created on Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013