Algeria/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.1 Aggregated indicators

Sections Amount Algerian Dinars %

Employees -Salaries

Employees- Pensions and grants

Employees- Social Costs

Tools and service operating

Maintenance

 Total of Part 1

Subsidies of operating cultural institutions of public servants

Cultural Events- President of the Republic Prize

Educational and Cultural Activities – qualification and societies

Subsidies of institutions of Commercial and Industrial Nature

Total of Part 2

Gross total

1,193,648,000

2,182,000

281,899,000

194,793,000

45,000,000

 1,717,522,000

6,619,558,000


4,267,200,000

33,000,000


1,690,000,000


12,609,758,000

14,327,280,000

8.33

0.015

1.96

1.36

0.31

 11.98

46.20


29.78 

0.23


11.79


88.01

100

Table 1 shows that great attention has been paid to cultural and art activities (88.01% of total budget). Administrative institutions have received the largest part of subsidies (46.2%). This can be explained by the number of institutions listed under this type (48 directorates of culture, 40 culture houses and many artistic qualification institutions). Cultural events receive the most subsidies after administrative institutions (33.84%), followed by institutions of commercial and industrial nature including theatres and public departments (11.79%). Educational and cultural activities of qualification and societies only receive 0.23% of all allotted subsidies. Administrative expenditures receive 11.98% of the sector’s total budget.

While these percentages suggest that attention is paid to culture at the expense of administrative services, the reality of cultural institutions in Algeria reveals that much of the government budget for enhancing culture goes to workers’ wages and other operating costs.


Chapter published: 03-05-2013


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