Infographic: A comparison of direct subsidies and other budget sectors in the 2018 Iran budget bill

2018/01/31
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On January 31, 2018, the Iranian parliament (Majles) ratified the national budget bill for 2018 after making changes to the original bill presented by Rouhani administration - the Majles had taken the unique step of initially rejecting the bill just three days earlier. The main change was an increase to the amount of direct government subsidies to citizens. How much is the amount of direct subsidies that the Iranian government pays in comparison to other budget sectors? And how much does the Iranian economy benefits from this increase? The infographic below provides some of the information to answer the first question. Find the full text of 2018 budget bill via this link (Farsi).

Other useful resources:
- Budget Monitoring at the Local and National Level
- Iran Budget Process Primer