What percentage of defence and security expenditure in the budget year is dedicated to spending on secret items relating to national security and the intelligence services?
Qatar score: 0/100
The percentage is not available to the public, or the information that is published is considered unreliable.
More than eight per cent of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Eight per cent or less, but more than three per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Three per cent or less, but more than one per cent, of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
One per cent or less of expenditure is dedicated to secret items.
Qatar defence budgets are not available to the public, and the budgets of other governmental departments lack detail. It can be argued that defence budgets are secret. The overall budgets of the defence sector, including the intelligence, are not available. There is no known percentage in the budget year for secretive expenditures. As one source stated, “All the budget is secretive”(1,2).
(1)Interview, Admin Officer, Qatari armed forces, Doha, Qatar, May 13-14, 2019.
(2)Interview, Financial Officer, Qatari MoD, Doha, Qatar, May 15-16, 2019.
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