Other background documents include the following government documents submitted to the national assembly: the budget execution report for 2004, the medium-term fiscal scenario (CFMP), and the state budget (OE). The government and the direct budget support donors annually review the past year’s implementation in April/May and agree on new commitments in September. These reviews lead to an aide-mémoire that complement the APR and the PES. The most recent aide-mémoire (May 2005) was used as background for this JSAN.
The new GDP series for 2000–03 were revised upward by 10 percent on average. The revision affects all ratios to GDP not only during that period but also for the medium-term projections.
When the costs of elections and interest payments are excluded from total expenditure, the spending on priority sectors is 64.4 percent. This performance is acceptable considering the costs of elections, the shortfall in revenues, and the good performance of domestically financed spending.