2010 worst country budgets


Author:  Bernard-Louis Roques
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This page has a list of the worst 25 countries in budget best practice, or “25 worst practice”, ranked by Government Budget Deficit over GDP (in %).

A government budget is made of two basic elements: revenues and expenses.

Revenues are derived primarily from taxes and asset sell-of.

Government expenses include spending , investment (such as infrastructure or research & development), social and welfare expenses.

Country

Budget  deficit

as a % of GDP

Ireland

-31,3

Botswana

-10,7

Greece

-10,6

United Kingdom

-10,3

United States

-10,3

Portugal

-9,8

Spain

-9,3

Tanzania

-8,8

Latvia

-8,3

Egypt

-8,1

Poland

-7,8

Slovakia

-7,7

Ghana

-7,5

France

-7,1

Namibia

-7,1

Lithuania

-7

Romania

-6,9

Kenya

-6,4

Pakistan

-6,3

Euro Area

-6,2

Slovenia

-5,8

Malaysia

-5,6

Ukraine

-5,5

India

-5,1

Netherlands

-5,1

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