Elections 2023

The CPB offers political parties the opportunity to calculate the economic consequences of election programmes. The calculation of election programmes, 'Charted choices' (KiK in Dutch), is now part of a long-standing tradition, which has also been followed internationally. It concerns a calculation of budgetary and macroeconomic consequences of policy. These consequences are an important, but certainly not the only, element in the broad welfare considerations before elections. The calculation is not intended to be a voting guide, it is a tool to oversee and present the economic consequences of policy choices made by parties consistently, in mutual coherence and in comparison with others. This memorandum provides more information about the process and the method of calculation in the eleventh edition of Choices in Map, which will be published on 8 November for the elections to the House of Representatives on 22 November 2023.