Budget support as
an effective contribution to the Millennium Development
Developing countries which are interested in implementing
reforms receive additional resources thanks to budget support.
This website aims at illuminating chances and risks, possibilities
and limitations of budget support in a practical manner
with a focus on Switzerland’s experiences.
Budget support strengthens partner countries which demonstrate
their willingness in the fight against poverty by providing
direct contributions to the states’ budgets. This allows
them to fulfil their core tasks in an effective and cost
efficient manner – for example in the areas of health or
justice. The government’s budget priorities, its human resource
management, public procurement rules and accounting systems
are decisive. The disbursement of the external contributions
is done through the central bank to the ministry of finance
and depends upon the fulfilment of reform goals which were
negotiated in the dialogue with the government.
This website is supported by the State Secretariat for Economic