State Budget Cycle in Egypt

  • Amira Gamal El-DinEmail author
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Public budget articulates the objectives of the government. It is the translation of the government’s plans in which citizens’ aspirations and priorities are reflected. Budget cannot be perceived as a technical document; however, it is imperative to understand its multifaceted dimensions. The economic dimension of the budget stems from its effect on economic growth through productive expenditures that focus on boosting the productivity of physical and human capital. This can be presented in expenditures on education, health, and infrastructure (Idrisov and Sinelnikov-Murylev 2013). The legal dimension of the budget is represented in the legal framework that governs the budgeting process, while the political dimension can be illuminated in the dynamics of the decision-making process regarding the allocation of resources, where different actors are involved.

After 2011, Egypt witnessed a political turbulence, which...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportCairoEgypt