Resource Type: Reports and Studies
Member State: Tunisia
Document Language: English
Infographics for policy paper entitled "Social Expenditure Monitor for Tunisia Towards making public social expenditure more equitable, efficient and effective"
Public social expenditure underpins the well-being and economic potential of individuals and entire societies. Fiscal space and sustainability pressures have been mounting in the Arab region, including Tunisia, emphasizing the need to invest in structural transformation, human development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, a key challenge in the region is the ability to target public expenditure in line with fiscal sustainability and social development priorities. Without a proper tool to map public social expenditure in its entirety, the current way of managing expenditure to meet aspirations is unsustainable and risks failing to achieve the SDGs.
In this context, a comprehensive mechanism that monitors social expenditure, such as the Social Expenditure Monitor (SEM), was developed to help ensure a more efficient and effective budget allocation towards achieving the socioeconomic priorities and SDGs. Using the SEM, a policy paper entitled "Social Expenditure Monitor for Tunisia Towards making public social expenditure more equitable, efficient and effective" analyzes the major trends and patterns of social expenditure allocations in public budgets of Tunisia and assesses their efficiency. The policy paper have been launched with the SEM in Tunisia at a national workshop in September 12-13, 2022.
The infographic at hand presents a condensed summary of the paper and sheds light on the main findings and recommendations for more equitable, efficient, and effective public spending in Tunisia.