Tunisia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

Funds are transferred from the Ministry budget to the budgets of regional delegations of culture to cover operational expenses and delegation interventions to finance local cultural activities in particular festivals, in addition to the autonomous resources of the regional structures.  In addition, local authorities (Governorates) and local communities (Municipalities) contribute in financing cultural activities or projects according to the regional or municipal public investment program. The detailed repartition of public expenditure at local levels for the Ministry of Culture is shown in the following for year 2012:

Management Expenditures of Regional Delegations for Culture 2012 (TND)

Public institutions

Management expenses

Interventions expenses

Total

Ministry Allocation

Autonomous resources

Ministry Allocation

Autonomous resources

Ministry Allocation

Autonomous resources

Total

3,074,000

98,000

8,935,000

174,000

12,009,000

272,000

 

Festivals funding (TND):

 

Institution

Contributions

% of total contributions

The central public funding

The Ministry of Culture and regional delegations for culture

4,235,668

79. 4

The Ministry of Tourism

70,000

1. 3 %

Ministry of higher education

10,000

0. 2 %

Regional/local public funding

Regional councils or Municipal councils

588,559

11 %

Private sector funding (sponsoring)

Private sector

427,800

8 %

 

Total amount

5,332,027

100 %

For investment in infrastructure, the Ministry directly finances public investment in culture (building and refurbishing Houses of culture and public libraries) in regions with regional/local financing from the budget of regional councils or municipalities according to the annual development budget plan.


Chapter published: 05-05-2015


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