The budget department core functions include managing the State government’s budget preparation process of both recurrent and capital budget. The department also issues budget guidelines and budget circulars to include revenue forecasts and apportionment of spending limit between ministries, department and agencies (mdas). By facilitating budget reviews, the department ensures that the State budget matches the state development plan. The department is saddled with the responsibility of evaluating the macroeconomic context of the state and preparing fiscal strategy document to guide and encourage government on fiscal discipline, budget realism and prioritization. It further conducts periodic financial survey to assess the impact of fiscal strategy on government spending and economic welfare of Anambra citizens, including undertaking economic intelligence to advise the government on economic policy issues.