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Strengths and weaknesses of Budgetary Policy


A strength of a policy refers to an aspect that makes it a particularly powerful tool (when compared to another policy for example).  Similarly, a weakness or constraint of policy refers to an aspect that makes it less effective or powerful.  Success/failure of policy refers to an evaluation of how well the policy has performed in trying to achieve its stated goals.  A knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of policies will often help us to determine how successful policies have been over time.


Some strengths of budgetary policy include the following:



Some weaknesses of budgetary policy include the following:



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