National Budget Brief 2019

Analysis of government spending trends in South Sudan


This budget brief examines government spending trends in South Sudan in recent years, including the underlying macroeconomic context. The main objectives are to synthesize budget information so that it is easily understood by different stakeholders as well as to present key messages to inform public financial decision-making processes.

The brief looks at the size and composition of budget allocations to social sectors vital to children, in comparison to priority sectors such as security and public administration. In terms of data, where time series macro-fiscal information is unavailable from national sources, the analyses use the latest estimates from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook database (October 2018).

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