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Budget: Children and the South African Budget: The Macro Picture

Budget: Children and the South Africa's Education Budget: The Macro Picture

Author: UNICEF South Africa and International Budget Partnership
Price: Free
No. of pages: 5
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: UNICEF South Africa
Languages: English

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This brief is one of four that explore the extent to which government budgets in South Africa address the needs of children under 18 years in the country. The briefs aim to describe the shape and size of the relevant budgets, and highlight some of the key funding-related issues. The objective is to contribute to informed advocacy and decision-making.

This brief presents the macro picture of government budgets in South Africa. It first presents and describes a set of key indicators. It then describes how national, provincial and municipal budgets are funded, and the transfers between the three spheres. The brief then highlights what proportions the three key sectors – education, health and social assistance and welfare – constitute of the combined national and provincial budgets. Finally, there is a short description of the budget process.





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