Jordan/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

Table below shows the expenditure breakdown by government / ministry that are all involved in culture.

Item

2007

2008

2009 expected

Total each Ministry

Education

55,547

91,150

81,150

227,847

Higher Education

6,640

7,360

9,680

23,680

Culture

1,850

7,260

7,260

16,370

Youth

9,420

4,370

4,270

18,060

Total by year

73,457

110,140

102,360

285,957

Source: Ministry of Planning and International Relations annual expenditure report 2007 - 2009


Education has the largest budget, and within education there are specific budgets allocated towards culture, which again is a term used to refer to issues in nationalism, loyalty to the state, and doesn’t refer to creative cultural activities such as theatre, music or visual arts. Also socio-civic activities are not mentioned or included in the expenditure. Below is a breakdown of the expenditure of the budgets for education, culture and youth. While budgets for culture enjoyed a substantial increase, expenditure on programs for youth have seen a decrease in the last three years.


Chapter published: 04-05-2016


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