Where can I find information on government expenditure? Middle East!
July 27, 2011 8:50 AM Subscribe
Expert googler help needed!
posted by theJigsawLady to Law & Government (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm posting this question to help out a friend, and to give a mini-challenge for fellow mefites out there! If you have no idea about answering the question, any useful resources that I could search or post this question would be helpful !(maybe there are more relevant forums out there, but I'm not sure where to start).
So here goes:
"I need to find data(statistics) regarding government expenditure on social protection (not social spending in general). Social protection includes: Social insurance and social safety nets. I need to find the share each represents of social protection. I have data like this but only up to the year 2004 for certain countries from the WB.
The aim is to see the financial sustainability of social protection systems in ESCWA countries (Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia) So i have to see the spending as a percentage to GDP, of total spending.
I need to find social protection spending on pension, disability and unemployment. The latter 3 countries only have unemployment schemes. I found how much Bahrain puts in to the unemployment fund from its budget.
The most data i have found are on Bahrain and Jordan.
If you can find what I am looking for then I will rank you among the geniuses of the world!"