Welcome to our interactive deep dive into Vanuatu's 2021 budget
All of the information from this site is derived from the bills presented to Parliament earlier this month. The charts on these pages welcome exploration. Hover over or click on any of the top-level items to see more details. The tables below provide specific detail. Press the Reset button to return the chart to its original state.
A few notes about this data:
A write up of the highlights of the next year's spending plan, originally prepared for the Vanuatu Business Review.
2020 was an extraordinary year in terms of public spending, for obvious reasons. The things we planned to do were shelved, and the things we had to do to cope with a string of disasters became a pressing priority. In all, the government of Vanuatu spent over VT 9 billion coping with COVID-19 and TC Harold. Here's how it was spent.
It's often easy to overlook spending that doesn't pass through the government's line ministries. Spending on constitutional agencies is small, but relatively important. It's analysed separately here.
The overwhelming bulk of spending is outlined in this interactive data visualisation.