Last updated: 02/4/2020
Programme objectives
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
Programme components
Food and energy subsidies
Conditionalities (if any)
Contribution type and amount
Targeting methods
Targeted areas
Target groups
Eligibility criteria
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Type of benefits
Subsidised prices
Amount of benefits
Payment/delivery frequency
Benefit delivery mechanism
Benefit recipients
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Programme expenditure
Food subsidies: USD72.5 million in 2013 Oil products subsidies: USD2.9 million in 2013 Fuel subsidies: USD2.2 billion in 2011 Energy subsidies: USD833.5 million in 2013,; around 3 per cent of GDP in 2016
UN ESCWA. 2015. Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in Oman. Beirut: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Accessed 24 July 2017. < oman-social-protection-country-profile>. In Arabic. IMF. 2017. 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. < Policy-Papers/Issues/2017/06/13/if-not-now-when-energy-price-reform-inarab-countries>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Legal Framework
Population Group