Programme objectives
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
 
Programme components
Water and electricity tariff support; in 2015 the UAE reformed its fuel pricing policy by adopting a mechanism to adjust monthly gasoline and diesel prices against international prices and eliminated subsidies on gasoline and diesel
References
IMF. 2017a. “United Arab Emirates 2017 Article IV Consultation. Press Release, Staff Report and Informational Annex for the United Arab Emirates.” IMF Country Report, no. 17/218. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2017/cr17218.ashx>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Universal
Targeted areas
 
Target groups
 
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Subsidised prices: water and electricity subsidies vary depending on the Emirate
References
IMF. 2017a. “United Arab Emirates 2017 Article IV Consultation. Press Release, Staff Report and Informational Annex for the United Arab Emirates.” IMF Country Report, no. 17/218. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2017/cr17218.ashx>. IMF. 2017b. If Not Now, When? Energy Price Reform in Arab Countries. Annual Meeting of Arab Ministers of Finance. April 2017, Rabat, Morocco. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. Accessed 29 September 2017. <http://www.imf.org/en/ Publications/Policy-Papers/Issues/2017/06/13/if-not-now-when-energy-price-reformin-arab-countries>.
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
 
Programme expenditure
Energy price subsidies: 0.7 per cent of GDP in 2016; petroleum price subsidies: 0.2 per cent of GDP in 2016 Source of funding: Government
References
IMF. 2017a. “United Arab Emirates 2017 Article IV Consultation. Press Release, Staff Report and Informational Annex for the United Arab Emirates.” IMF Country Report, no. 17/218. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.imf.org/~/media/Files/Publications/CR/2017/cr17218.ashx>.
Institutions and agencies involved
 
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group