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Pre-Budget Statement (June)
During the first week of June, the Minister of Economy and Finance prepares a draft instructive circular on draft budget preparation techniques by specifying the formality and procedures of budgeting, together with an explanatory note, and relevant documents to be submitted to the Royal Government (Council of Ministers) for review and approval. After reviewing and approval, it becomes the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) instructive circular which will be sent to ministers, institutions, similar public entities, and sub-national administrations to prepare their detailed budget revenues and expenditures. The circular provides information (previous and current year macroeconomic performance and projection for coming budget or fiscal year) that links government policies and budgets. This statement should be published before the Executive’s Budget Proposal (Draft Budget Law) and typically sets forth the broad parameters that will define the government’s forthcoming budget.


Ministers of all ministries, heads of institutions, and heads of similar public entities prepare their detailed revenue and expenditure budget for national and sub-national administrations based on the instructive circular on the budget preparation techniques and their policy priorities. These budget plans will be sent to the Minister of Economy and Finance on the 15th of July at the latest. With these plans, the MEF will combine and sum up the revenue and expenditure plans submitted by the Ministries, Institutions, similar public entities, provinces and cities prior to debates and defense of the draft budget with these ministries and agencies in August.

This circular like the first circular can be found timely in the Government Official Gazettes published between between June and July each year. The Government Official Gazettes can be bought at the General Department of Gazette and Computer Service of the Council of Ministers (located at Kampuchea Krom Boulevard and in front of Sydney Supermarket). It can also be found in the Volume I of the State Budget Management Documents (there are four Volumes) published by the MEF between January and February during each fiscal year. Copies of the four budget document volumes are available upon request at the MEF Budget Department.
Budget Working Group
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  3. Key Inputs on the Draft New Law on Public Finance System By CSOs Budget Working Group - Dec 20, 2022
  4. CSOs' Budget Working Group Position Paper and Key Inputs on building macroeconomic policy framework and public financial policy for drafting the law on National Budget 2023 - Jul 26, 2022
  5. Summary of National Public Forum on Citizen Engagement in Budget Formulation and Monitoring on Public Budget Expenditure Process in the Covid 19 Context - Oct 28, 2021
  6. CSOs Position Paper and Recommendation on the 2022 Draft Budget - Sep 28, 2021
  7. CSOs Position Paper on the Executive Summary of Draft Budget Law 2021 - Nov 20, 2020
  8. OPEN BUDGET SURVEY 2019 IN CAMBODIA - Aug 21, 2020
  9. OPEN BUDGET SURVEY 2017 IN CAMBODIA - Mar 28, 2018
  10. Report on LAUNCHING WORKSHOP ON THE OPEN BUDGET SURVEY 2015: FININGS FOR CAMBODIA - Nov 17, 2015
  11. IBP (2012), "Completed questionnaire for the 2012 Open Budget Survey for Cambodia". - Dec 10, 2014
  12. NGO Forum (2013), "Budget Transparency Brief for Cambodia 2012 - Jan 07, 2013
  13. IBP (2012), "Open Budgets - Transform Lives", Full report on the Open Budget Survey 2012. - Dec 04, 2012
  14. NGO Forum (2012), "Budget Transparency Brief for Cambodia 2010 updated June 2012" - May 08, 2012
  15. NGO Forum (2010), "Budget Transparency Brief for Cambodia 2010" - Dec 15, 2010
  16. NGO Forum (2010), "Analysis of the 2010 Budget Law" - Dec 08, 2010
  17. IBP (2010), "Open Budgets - Transform Lives", Full report on the Open Budget Survey 2010. - Dec 07, 2010
  18. NGO Forum "Mapping of Budget Information in Education" - Oct 01, 2009
  19. IBP (2009), "Open Budgets - Transform Lives", Full report on the Open Budget Survey 2008. - Dec 09, 2008
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