Unreported government spending

Other Names:
Underreported government spending
Financial cover-up
Secret government agency agreements
Secret government deals

Government agencies routinely underreport levels of spending in areas which their governments do not wish to publicly support.


The American Army reported its use of private contractors in 1983, including management reviews, technical assistance, special studies and management and support services, at US$23,000, while the Pentagon's Inspector General said the army spent US$2,700,000 on them.

Narrower Problems:
Concealed government subsidies
Related Problems:
Underreported issues
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
09.03.2022 – 17:36 CET