Cameroon's Open Budget portal

Citizen Budget

What is the citizen's budget?

The State budget is the quantified part of the Finance Law, and sets out what the State intends to raise in revenue and what it intends to spend on solving the country's development problems over a twelve-month period, i.e. from January to December.

The Citizen budget is a simpler and less technical version of the State budget, specifically designed for the public. The citizen's budget has the following objectives: (i) to provide citizens with information contained in the finance law after it has been passed, in particular on revenue and expenditure; (ii) to encourage citizens to monitor the proper implementation of the State budget.

The Citizen Budget has been developed since 2019 by the Ministry of Finance, with strong involvement from civil society, which also participates in its wide dissemination.