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Budget Development

​​​​Federal Budget over the years

Figures show that the UAE's budget increased more than 242-fold, from AED 200 million in 1972 to AED 48.557 million in 2016 ​

It was in 1972 when "line item budget" was first applied, to determine the types and volume of expenditure against allocations for each line item without linking them to the objectives to be achieved.

In 2001, and after studying international experiences, ‘Program and Performance-based Budgeting’ was adopted, and input allocations were linked to output objectives. In 2011/2013, a medium-term (three-year) budget was introduced and followed according to the zero-based budget framework, which specifies activities and services against the cost. This results in a better use of resources and expenditure to achieve the best results. As of 2014, COFOG and an automated system were implemented for budgeting process.

Federal budgets over the years:

Year        Total in AED billions

2016        48.557

2015        49.100

2014        46.180

2013        44.565

2012        41.823

2011        41.000

2010        43.627

 

2009        42.20

2008        34.90

2007        27.80

2006        26.078

2005        22.703

2004        23.884

2003        23.280

2002        23.156

2001        22.663

2000        23.117

 

1999        22.910

1998        21.393

1997        19.863

1996        18.254

1995        17.949

1994        17.617

1993        17.630

1992        17.376

1991        16.413

1990        15.645

 

1989        14.650

1988        14.255

1987        14.421

1986        14.023

1985        16.663

1984        17.229

1983        18.406

1982        22.559

1981        26.232

1980        15.972

 

1979        9.715

1978        10.500

1977        13.150

1976        4.151

1975        2.778

1974        1.691

1973        .510

1972        .200


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