Ethiopia - Public finance

The Ethiopian fiscal year begins 8 July, in the Ethiopian month of Hamle. Ethiopia's public finances are under great budgetary pressure, as years of war and poverty have taken a heavy toll on the countryside, population, and infrastructure.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that in 2002 Ethiopia's central government took in revenues of approximately $1.8 billion and had expenditures of $1.9 billion including capital expenditures of $600 million. Overall, the government registered a deficit of approximately $100 million. External debt totaled $5.3 billion.

The following table shows an itemized breakdown of government revenues and expenditures. The percentages were calculated from data reported by the International Monetary Fund. The dollar amounts (millions) are based on the CIA estimates provided above.


Tax revenue 59.6% 1,073
Non-tax revenue 28.2% 508
Capital revenue 8.1% 146
Grants 4.1% 73
EXPENDITURES 100.0% 1,961
General public services 5.7% 109
Defense 33.0% 627
Public order and safety 4.3% 81
Education 13.1% 249
Health 4.9% 93
Social security 1.6% 30
Housing and community amenities 2.0% 39
Recreation, cultural, and religious affairs 0.9% 17
Economic affairs and services 29.2% 555
Other expenditures 0.8% 14
Interest payments 7.7% 147
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hirut temesgen
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Jan 3, 2010 @ 4:04 am
Deae all I need a document about ethiopian budget system ,can u help me
thanks Hirut
tamene sebsbie
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Jan 3, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
more information about the performance of etiopian publi finance
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Dec 25, 2010 @ 5:05 am
can you help me about public finance in Ethiopia since 1994 up to now Ethiopian calender? thank you.
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Feb 23, 2011 @ 10:10 am
What are the results of Tax reforms in Ethiopia,please
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Oct 4, 2011 @ 2:02 am
Can you list some types of public finance classification. And the relation between public finance, public expenditure & public budget.
sami gebru
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Feb 19, 2012 @ 2:02 am
i want to know the public revenue, public expenditure and public debt of ethiopia in 2012
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Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am
i went to now government finanace set up in ethiopia
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Nov 3, 2014 @ 10:10 am
please tell me about the classification of public finance in ethiopia

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