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2022 General State Budget
Orsamentu Jerál Estadu ba 2022

Started 29 June 2021.  Revised 18 October 2021.

Link to page on 2021 state budget.      Liga ba pájina kona-ba OJE 2021

Contents of this page

Konteúdu pájina ida ne’e

Proposed revision to the budget process

At the end of 2020, the Council of Ministers asked Parliament to enact a new Law on the Framework for the General State Budget and Public Financial Management to replace Law No 13/2009 on Budget and Financial Management which defines the budget process. Parliament began hearings in June and La'o Hamutuk testified and wrote a submission. Committee C (Public Finances) made a report (Portuguese, partial English translation) on 30 June, and plenary debate began on 5 July. The plenary approved the proposed law in generality on 6 July by a vote of 37-12 (11 abstentions) and sent it back to Committee C for detailed analysis and discussion with the Government. On 9 August, La'o Hamutuk's Celestino Gusmao discussed the proposal on GMN-TV's Grande Entrevista program (video).

As the proposed law has not yet been enacted, the 2022 State Budget is being developed under the existing process, with some modifications.

2022 Budget Process begins

In the beginning of June 2021, the Ministry of Finance released their proposed calendar for adopting the 2022 State Budget. The Government will establish the overall parameters in July, evaluate proposals from each ministry during August, and submit the draft budget to Parliament by 1 October.

On 29 June, Government held an all-day budget seminar for public officials, civil society, development partners and others. They gave presentations (in Tetum) on:

A Government press release (Tetum) on 12 July summarized the seminar, including the six priorities for the 2022 budget: development of human capital (education, professional training and health); housing and social inclusion; productive sectors (agriculture and tourism), environment and connectivity; private sector development;  rural development; and good governance. The budget ceiling was set at $1.5 billion. Two days later, on 14 July, the Council of Ministers increased the ceiling for the 2022 budget to $1.57 billion.

On 25 August, the Council of Ministers decided that the Budget Policy committee (CROP) would be chaired by the Prime Minister and include the Deputy PMs, Minister for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, and the Ministers for Finance, Education/Youth/Sport, Transport/Communications and State Administration. After meeting from 2-16 September, CROP increased the proposed budget ceiling to $1.68 billion.

On 27 September, Tatoli reported that the proposed budget for 2022 will be allocated as:

  • $233m for salaries and benefits

  • $450m for goods and services

  • $566m for public transfers

  • $  24m for minor capital

  • $402m for development capital (including loans)

The budget proposal was approved by the Council of Ministers on 6 October, as reported by Tatoli.

Proposta atu reviza prosesu no estrutura orsamentál

Iha fulan Dezembru 2020, Konsellu Ministru husu Parlamentu Nasional atu aprova lei foun ida kona-ba Enquadramento do Orçamento Geral do Estado e da gestão financeira pública (Port.) ne’ebé sei troka ba Lei Nu 13/2009 Orçamento e Gestão Financeira (Port.) ne’ebé estabelese prosesu orsamentál. Parlamentu hahú audiénsia sira iha fulan Juñu no La'o Hamutuk fó testemuña no haruka submisaun ida. Komisaun C halo relatoriu (Port., partial English translation) iha loron 30 Juñu, no debate iha plenária hahú iha loron 5 Jullu. Plenaria aprova proposta lei iha jeralidade iha loron 6 Jullu ho votasaun 37-12 (abstensaun 11) no haruka fali ba Komisaun C atu analiza ho detaillu no negosiasaun ho Governu. Iha loron 9 Agostu, Celestina Gusmao husi La'o Hamutuk diskute proposta ne'e iha programa Grande Entrevista iha GMN-TV(video).

Tanba proposta lei seidauk aprova, OJE 2022 sei tuir prosesu ne’ebé eziste tiha ona, ho mudansa balun.

Prosesu Orsamentál ba OJE 2022 hahú

Iha loron 7 Juñu 2021, Ministeriu Finansas fó sai sira nia proposta kalendáriu ba aprovasaun OJE 2022. Governu sei aprova envelope jeral iha fulan Jullu, avalia proposta sira husi kada ministériu iha fulan Agostu, no haruka ezbosu orsamentu ba Parlamentu iha loron 1 Outubru.

Iha loron 29 Juñu, Governu halo semináriu ba loron tomak ba ofisiál sira, sosiedade sivíl, parseiru dezenvolvimentu no sira seluk. Sira fó aprezentasaun kona-ba:

Governu fó sai komunikadu imprensa ida iha 12 Jullu ne’ebé sumariza husi semináriu, inklui prioridade neen ba orsamentu 2022: dezenvolvimentu kapitál umanu (edukasaun, formasaun profissional no saúde); habitasaun no inkluzaun sosiál; setór produtivu sira (agrikultura no turismo), ambiente no konektividade; dezenvolvimentu setór privadu; dezenvolvimentu rural; no boa governasaun. Tetu fiscal ne’ebé hatuur ona mak biliaun $1.5. Loron rua tuir mai, iha 14 Jullu, Konsellu Ministru hasa’e barreira ba orsamentu 2022 too iha biliaun $1.57.

Iha 25 Agostu, Konsellu Ministru deside atu Komisaun Revizaun Orsamentu Polítika (KROP) sei prezide husi Primeiru Ministru inklui Ministru Prezidente Konsellu Ministru, Ministru Koordenadór Asuntu Ekonómiku, no Ministru/a sira ba Finansa, Edukasaun/Juventude/Desportu, Transporte/Komunikasaun no Administrasaun Estatal. Hafoin enkontru husi 2-16 Setembru, KROP hasa’e bareira ba proposta orsamentu too biliaun $1.68.

Iha 27 Setembru, Ministeriu Finansas fó sai katak proposta orsamentu ba tinan 2022 sei inklui:

  • Tokon $233 ba saláriu no vensimentu

  • Tokon $450 ba bens no servisu

  • Tokon $566 ba transferénsia públika

  • Tokon $  24 ba kapitál minor

  • Tokon $402 ba kapitál dezenvolvimentu (inklui empréstimu)

Iha loron 6 Outubru, Konsellu Ministru aprova proposta OJE 2022, hanesan notisia iha Tatoli.

Discussion and approval in National Parliament

On 15 October, the Government submitted its $1,675m budget proposal to Parliament, including a draft law and nine accompanying budget books. It includes:

  • $256m for salaries and benefits

  • $438m for goods and services

  • $513m for public transfers

  • $  32m for minor capital

  • $436m for development capital (including $51m in loans)

The proposal would transfer $1.042 billion from the Petroleum Fund, nearly double the $554 million Estimated Sustainable Income.

Diskusaun no aprovasaun iha Parlamentu Nasional

Iha loron 15 October, Governu haruka proposta OJE ba tinan 2022 ba Parlamentu Nasional, inklui ezbosu lei no livru neen. Proposta ida ne'e inklui:

  • Tokon $256 ba saláriu no vensimentu

  • Tokon $438 ba bens no servisu

  • Tokon $513 ba transferénsia públika

  • Tokon $  32 ba kapitál minor

  • Tokon $436 ba kapitál dezenvolvimentu (inklui tokon $51 empréstimu)

Proposta ida ne'e sei transfere biliaun $1.042 husi Fundu Petrolifeiru, besik dala rua Rendimentu Sustantavel Estimadu mak tokon $554.

Documents (newest first)

Budget Framework Law:

Dokumentu (atuál liu mak uluk)

Lei Enkuadramentu Orsamental:

State Budget for fiscal year 2022:

For fiscal year 2021:

OJE ba tinan fiskal 2022:

Ba tinan fiskal 2021:

For fiscal year 2020:

Ba tinan fiskal 2020:

Analysis and commentary

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