Other Names: Over-planning
Incidence: Because of their unwillingness to make difficult decisions, planners and budgeters often over-programme, paying too little attention to priorities, resource constraints, or phasing of implementation. Unexpected shortfalls can make a well-programmed fiscal plan obsolete. The pressures of an over-programmed budget tend to cause all spending to be delayed or cut, irrespective of priorities. As a result funding for many programmes is likely to fall below the minimum level for effectiveness.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET