Governorates’ share in budget expenditure only 10%

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali

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Expenditure in Egyptian government’s budget is usually divided into three main components: the administrative apparatus consisting of thirty-four ministries and sovereign bodies; the ministries’ service bodies, estimated at about 161 bodies; and the local administration consisting of offices of all the twenty-seven governorates and the governorates’ service directorates (11).

In the budget of the current fiscal year 2020/2021, the expenditures reached 1 trillion and 713 billion Egyptian pounds, where the administrative apparatus got EGP1 trillion and 327 billion, 77.4% of expenditures; the service bodies received EGP215 billion, 12.5%, and the local administration got about EGP172 billion,  that is only 10% of expenditures, which is reflected in the continued decline in the condition of the various services, including education, health, and facilities in provinces.

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