CROP starts the analysis to 2022 General State Budget

Fri. 03 of September of 2021, 09:31h

The Government, through the Political Review Committee (Known as CROP) started on September 2nd 2021, the analysis of the programs and budget proposals of the ministries and autonomous agencies, with  a view to preparing the final version of the draft Law Proposal of the 2022 General State Budget (GSB), to be delivered to the National Parliament on October 1st.

It depends to CROP to verify the strategic allocation of resources for budget submissions, in order to achieve the commitments and objectives contained in the strategic documents and analyze the capacity to execute the plans for the 2022 financial year.

On the first day, the session were chaired by the Vice Prime Minister, José Maria dos Reis, and included the participation of the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of State Administration, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, the Minister of Transport and Communications and the Vice Minister of Finance, Sara Lobo Brites.


During the day, the CROP analyzed the the programs and budget proposals of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Timor-Leste’s National Press, the Secretariat of State for Cooperatives, the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment and the Ministry for the Affairs of National Liberation combatants.


Meeting with ministries and autonomous agencies will continue until September 13th. On the 14th, adjustments will be made according to CROP decisions and the final results will be presented on September 16th.


The aggregate ceiling with a value of 1,571.6 million US dollars, for the 2022 General State Budget, approved at the Council of Ministers meeting on July 14th 2021, according to the analysis to be carried out by the CROP, may be adjusted in order to cover all the program needs and all relevant activities of the ministries and State institutions for the year of 2022. The final version of the 2022 GSB draft Law Proposal will then be subject to approval by the Council of Ministers, to be delivered to the National Parliament until October 1st.

The VIII Constitutional Government defined six national priorities for the 2022 General State Budget: 1) development of human capital (education, professional training and health); 2) housing and social inclusion; 3) productive sectors (agriculture and tourism), environment and connectivity; 4) private sector development; 5) rural development; and 6) good governance.