Saudi Arabia

Shura Council

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Budget

Data on parliament’s budget role and activities

Parliamentary powers to amend the budget
Parliament may modify the total deficit/surplus proposed by the Executive but the latter needs to agree to these amendments

Notes: In case the Council's budget does not cover all the Council's expenditures, or an unforeseen expense arises, the Chairman shall forward a memorandum for the required additional funds to the King for approval.

Sources: Law of the Majlis Al Shura, Financial & Personnel Affairs, art. 4

Parliament has a specialized unit to conduct budgetary analysis
Yes
Number of staff working in the specialized budget unit
20
Date when parliament received the draft budget from the government, per year
No information available
Date when parliament adopted the budget, per year
No information available
National currency
Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1.93
(2022)
State budget, per year
1,020,000,000,000 SAR
(2020)
State budget, per year in PPP
548,387,096,774
(2020)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No