Background Information The PBO was established in the year 2007 as a unit under the Directorate of Information and Research services following a resolution of Parliament. The office further got a legal backing with the enactment of the Fiscal Management Act 2009 (FMA), which established the PBO as an office in the Parliamentary Service Commission. The office was subsequently elevated to a directorate in 2010.
The FMA was repealed in 2012 with the enactment of the Public Finance Management Act 2012 (PFM). The PFM re-established the PBO and enhanced its roles.