Examining the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Budget for FY 2021

This policy paper provides a general review of the General Appropriations Act of the Bangsamoro (GAAB) for FY 2021. The paper presents the sources of financing available to the Bangsamoro Government, the changes in allocation per ministry vis-a-vis the region’s budget for FY 2020, and the key program expenditures for FY 2021 under. The paper also discusses some issues and emerging challenges t to the region’s budget process. Lastly, the paper ends by providing some recommendations to make the BARMM budget responsive to the needs of the Bangsamoro people and its budget processes more transparent and participatory.