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2021 General State Budget
Orsamentu Jerál Estadu ba 2021

Started 11 August 2020.  Updated 20 October 2020

Link to page on 2020 state budget.      Liga ba pájina kona-ba OJE 2020

Contents of this page

Konteúdu pájina ida ne’e

2021 Budget Process begins

On 23 July 2020, La'o Hamutuk wrote a letter(Tetum) to Members of the the Parliamentary Committees on Public Finances (C) and Economic Development (D), pointing out that Bayu-Undan production is ending and the global economy is unstable, and encouraging them to cancel the Tasi Mane project and invest in sectors which will benefit Timor-Leste's people, as we had described in a letter to Government Economic Recovery Committee Chair Rui Gomes.

Parliament will be in recess from the end of July until mid-September.  Before the recess, the Ministry of Finance announced the calendar at right for enactment of the 2020 and 2021 State Budgets.

In August, the Ministry of Finance released a policy paper on Fiscal Rules, together with a presentation about it.

On 4 August, the Government organized a Jornada Orsamental (Budget Day) seminar on the 2021 State Budget, as announced by the President's office and Tatoli. Although the media was asked to leave after the Prime Minister's opening speech, La'o Hamutuk and other CSOs were allowed to stay for the whole seminar.

In addition to a presentation on the plan for economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Finance made a 120-slide Tetum presentation outlining the Government's objectives, programs and priorities; evaluating development and fiscal performance to date; and describing fiscal rules and scenarios.

The Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan was released a few weeks later. It anticipates state budgets of $1.7 billion in 2021, and $1.6 billion/year in 2022-2023.

On 2 September, the Council of Ministers approved a budget ceiling of $1.6 billion for 2021, subject to later revision.

On 18 September, the Council of Ministers established the Budget Policy Review Committee (CROP/KROP) to analyze and harmonize ministry and agency proposals for the 2021 State Budget. CROP subcommittees held hearings and discussions with different agencies and reported back on 29 September. CROP recommended a budget ceiling of $1.895 billion, and the Council of Ministers agreed.

CROP prepared a draft budget law. On 12 October, the Council of Ministers approved the overall expenditure amounts, as follows:

  • $239m for salaries and benefits

  • $421m for goods and services

  • $670m for public transfers

  • $  61m for minor capital

  • $503m for development capital (including loans)

On 15 October, the Government submitted a proposed 2021 budget law and explanatory memorandum to Parliament, with the detailed budget books to follow soon. The allocations are somewhat different from the earlier amounts, and the structure of information in the budget law has been changed.

Prosesu Orsamentál ba 2021

Iha loron 23 Jullu, La'o Hamutuk hakerek karta ida ba Deputadu/a sira iha Parlamentár C no D, atu fó hatene katak produsaun husi Bayu-Undan sei remata lalais no ekonomia global la estavel, entaun ami husu sira atu kansela Projetu Tasi Mane no investe iha setór sira ne’ebé bele fó benefísiu ba Timor-oan sira, hanesan ami hakerek ona iha karta ida ba Rui Gomes, prezidente Governu nia Komisaun ba Rekupersaun Ekonómiku.

Parlamentu Nasional sei deskansa bainhira fulan Jullu remata, ate Setembru nia klaran. Molok resesu, Ministériu Finansas fó sai kalendáriu ida ne'e ho prosesu atu aprova Orsamentu Estadu rua, ba tinan 2020 no 2021.

Iha Agostu, Ministériu Finansas públika dokumentu polítika kona ba Regras Fiskais, hamutuk ho aprezentasaun relasiona ho ida ne’e.

Iha 4 Agostu, Governu organiza semináriu Jornada Orsamentál ba OJE 2021, hanesan aviza husi gabinete Prezidente no Tatoli. Maski sira husu atu media sira sai ba li’ur hafoin Primeiru Ministru halo diskursu, La’o Hamutuk no CSO sira seluk sira autoriza atu tuir semináriu to'o remata.

Hamutuk ho aprezentasaun iha Planu ba iha Rekuperasaun Ekonomia hafoin surtu Covid-19, Ministériu Finansas halo aprezentasaun detalhadu ne’ebé deskreve Governu nia diretivas no objetivu sira; avaliasaun ba dezempeñu dezenvolvimentu sosial, ekonomiku no fiskal; no deskreve mós kona ba regras fiscais no senáriu tetu fiskal sira.

Planu Rekuperasaun Ekonomia Covid-19 (lian Port. no Bahasa Indo.) lansa ona iha semana balu tuir mai. Iha mós tetu ba mínimu orsamentu estadu biliaun $1.7 ba 2021, no biliaun $1.6 kada tinan iha 2022-2023.

Iha 2 Setembru, Konsellu Ministru aprova ona bareira orsamentu iha biliaun $1.6 ba 2021, no sei muda tuir revizaun.

Iha 18 Setembru, Konsellu Ministru estabelese Komisaun Revizaun Polítika Orsamentu atu analiza no harmoniza ministériu no ajénsia sira iha proposta ba iha orsamentu estadu 2021. KROP sub-komisaun realiza audiénsia no diskusaun ho ajénsia oin-oin no relata fali iha 29 Setembru. KROP rekomenda katak bareira orsamentu biliaun $1.895, no Konsellu Ministru aprova ona.

KROP prepara ezbosu ba lei orsamentu, ne’ebé manda ba iha Parlamentu iha 15 Outubru hafoin hetan tiha aprovasaun husi Konsellu Ministru. Iha 12 Outubru, Konsellu Ministru aprova montante despeza, hanesan tuir mai:

  • Tokon $239 ba saláriu no vensimentu

  • Tokon $421 ba bens no servisu

  • Tokon $670 ba transferénsia públika

  • Tokon $  61 ba kapitál minor

  • Tokon $503 ba kapitál dezenvolvimentu (inklui empréstimu)

Iha loron 15 Outubru, Governu entrega proposta lei OJE 2021 (Port.) no espozisaun motivu sira (Port.) ba Parlamentu, no livru sira ho detallu bele mai iha tempu badak. Despeza sira tuir kategoria diferente uitoan kompara ha montante uluk, no estrutura informasaun iha lei orsamentál iha mudansa.

Discussion in National ParliamentDiskusaun iha Parlamentu Nasional
Graphics

We prepared the following graphics from the proposed Budget Law before the detailed Budget Books were available, and they may contain some small errors.

Gráfiku sira

Ami prepara ona gráfiku sira tuir mai husi proposta Lei OJE, molok ami hetan livru orsamentu detalladu, entaun bele iha erru  ki'ik balu.

Documents (newest first)Dokumentu

For fiscal year 2020:

Ba tinan fiskal 2020:

Analysis and commentary

Analiza no komentáriu

Links to relevant topics on La'o Hamutuk's websiteLiga ba tópiku sira ne’ebé relevante iha website La’o Hamutuk

 

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