In making decisions on state expenditures, politicians speak in terms of hundreds of millions of GEL. Very few of us are so fortunate as to have personal experience with such sums. It is difficult for us to imagine millions; we can't even think in terms of billions. Thus we lose sight of what things cost us.
The Universe of Public Expenditures of Georgia is a graphical representation of all public expenditures financed by taxes and contributions. It enables one to understand the relationships among the individual items of public administration. It is a useful aid in illuminating the basic financial flows between citizen and state as well as among individual state institutions. The relative level of expenditure in each field is reflected in the sizes of the circles, making it possible to easily compare the dimensions of the specific areas in which politicians have decided to use our money. Percentages indicate changes in the current budget relative to the previous year’s budget.
The map comprises four circles, one for the Public Administration that represents the consolidated budget - sum of the State Budget of Georgia, budgets of the autonomous republics and self-governing entities, second for the State Budget – that redistributes 90% of the consolidated budget, Receipts – total inflows of the public sector that consist of tax and nontax revenues, inflows from privatization, borrowing and other inflows, Public Debt – showing the total State debt of Georgia, as well as a debt increase in a particular year.
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