Resource Type: Reports and Studies
Member State: All Member States
Document Language: English
Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform Shared Prosperity
This Report proposes an innovative framework: the social expenditure monitor (SEM). The monitor will thus provide a comprehensive measure of public social expenditure in seven dimensions including: (a) education; (b) health and nutrition; (c) housing and community amenities; (d) labour market interventions and employment generation; (e) social protection and food security; (f) arts, culture and sports; and (g) environment protection. The seven dimensions aim to capture crucial social development priorities in the region. Under each dimension there exists a set of indicators that are mapped to key beneficiaries across individuals, households and communities.