As opposed to the more traditional presentation of the budget, which focuses on the distribution of public resources between different public policies and services (pensions, health, education, research, public safety, etc.), cross-cutting budget reports highlight the contribution of spending programmes to certain areas or objectives of public interest, which usually involve several budget policies.
The General State Budget (PGE) is the most important instrument of government economic policy. The documentation that makes up the PGE is, however, very extensive, which can sometimes make it difficult to read and understand. A primary purpose of cross-cutting information is to bring the Budget closer to civil society, instead of it being exclusively financial. In addition, cross-cutting information contributes to strengthening the budget formulation process, improving the quality of budget information and promoting fiscal transparency and accountability.
The following cross-cutting reports accompany the General State Budget, and can be accessed through this page: