African Countries with Surplus Budgets

Countries with a surplus budget
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African Countries Which Have Ever Had a Surplus Budget

A budget deficit is a term used in public finance to refer to a situation when a state raises more resources than what they spend in a given financial year. A surplus budget is an indicator that a country is being managed well.

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A large number of African countries are struggling with public debt. Therefore, these countries end up spending more than they can raise form taxation and national investments. The difference between expenditure and revenues is raised through borrowing and donor funding. This is a deficit budget. It is very common.

There are very few African countries with a surplus budget.

  1. Libya (2012)
  2. Botswana
  3. Seychelles
  4. Lesotho

These are frugal governments which do not borrow money from foreign nations for lining private pockets.

Source: Worldatlas

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Geoffrey Kerosi, economic and public policy analyst based in Nairobi City. Email: WhatsApp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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