Government Budget 30% open (avg.)

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.


Rank Place Breakdown Info Year Score Admin
33 Afghanistan
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2016 83%
33 Afghanistan

Integrity Watch Afghanistan, the organization i represent, conduct national budget openness every two years in collaboration with Open Budget Survey. There is good details of information, in case required in the report published by OBS.

Afghan government has improved on opening up on the budget. But there are problems that remains. Like information on how a project is selected in the national budget? information on public consultation for development projects? The Ministry of Economy that conducts analysis of the development budget does not release any information on the project.


37 Albania
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2016 78%
37 Albania

I had corrected the previous submission license question.


89 Antigua and Barbuda
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2016 0%
89 Antigua and Barbuda

Unfortunately I was unable to identify a government portal for the given datasets.


1 Argentina
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2016 100%
1 Australia
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2016 100%
1 Australia

In addition to the annual budget, mid-year and additional estimates data is also made available.


75 Austria
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2016 50%
75 Austria

No budget data is released on by the Federal Ministry of Finance on the Austrian open government data portal, data.gv.at (https://www.data.gv.at/auftritte/?organisation=bmf). Some regional governments and cities do release budget data as open data (https://www.data.gv.at/suche/?search-term=&katFilter_finanzen-und-rechnungswesen=on&connection=and&searchIn=catalog#showresults).


52 Bangladesh
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2016 67%
89 Barbados
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2016 0%
89 Barbados

Unfortunately I was unable to identify a government portal for the given datasets.


37 Belgium
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2016 78%
37 Belgium

This is a revision to Bart Hanssens submission.


52 Bhutan
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2016 67%
89 Bolivia
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2016 0%
89 Bolivia

Some information such as press announcements could be found online. However, no detailed presentation of budget per department and sub-department could be found. The data is not available online.


50 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2016 72%
52 Botswana
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2016 67%
1 Brazil
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2016 100%
37 Bulgaria
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2016 78%
37 Bulgaria

This is a revision of the original submission of Boyan Yurukov.


52 Cambodia
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2016 67%
52 Cambodia

The 2015 result from the Open Budget Index shown that the data is exist http://survey.internationalbudget.org/#rankings

There are no evidence found from the Ministry of Economy and Finance official website to confirm that the data exist.


52 Cameroon
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2016 67%
52 Cameroon

At this time, the Ministry of finance has not yet published the 2017 budget online.


37 Canada
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2016 78%
37 Canada

The data on this site are not explicitly open, however similar datasets are uploaded to the Open Data Portal. It is difficult to assess which licence applies as the producing institution states one licence and once deposited in a portal a separate licence applies. I have chose the more restrictive. Also, note, that once the data are in the open data portal, it is difficult to assess if this is a complete collection, or if incomplete to know what is missing as there is not authority stated and there is no note to explain whether or not this is a complete set.


1 Chile
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2016 100%
1 Colombia
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2016 100%
1 Colombia

Serie histórica desde 2009


71 Costa Rica
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2016 61%
71 Costa Rica

Submission originally made by Susana Soto


1 Croatia
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2016 100%
1 Czech Republic
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2016 100%
1 Czech Republic

There is also aggregated data available at ministry's own open data portal. Those data are not as detailed, but much easier to understand to an non-expert. http://data.mfcr.cz/cs/dataset/statni-rozpocet/resource/5c0595a8-2982-4d4c-8579-84db52787439


1 Denmark
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2016 100%
37 Dominican Republic
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2016 78%
37 Dominican Republic

This is a revision to the original submission of Miguel Reyes Taveras


37 El Salvador
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2016 78%
37 El Salvador

You need an OCR to scrape the data available and, also, you need to download each PDF of the government department to build a database.


33 Finland
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2016 83%
33 Finland

The data is available since 2014 in CSV and XML. The data asset is also available on Finnish data portal Avoindata.fi.

On the page ( http://budjetti.vm.fi/indox/index.jsp ) data is available in PDF and HTML but not in CSV, XLS or neither through API. The page is hosted by Ministry of Finance. The main datasets are the ones Government proposes to the Parliament. The Parliament amends the budget perioidically. See the discussion in Finnish: http://avoindata.net/245/onko-valtion-budjettidata-saatavilla-avoimena-ja-milloin

Machine readable data for 2015 can be found here - http://budjetti.vm.fi/indox/opendata-csv.jsp


1 France
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2016 100%
1 Germany
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2016 100%
50 Ghana
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2016 72%
1 Great Britain
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2016 100%
75 Greece
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2016 50%
75 Greece

The General Accounting Office is responsible for the dissemination and publicity of the Annual Budget. Unfortunately, the General Accounting office has chosen to publish the related data in formats, which essentially prevents further use of this information by the public. The annual budget is published as unstructured PDF documents, while the internal breakdown formations change almost every year. This makes comparisons of actual spending with the budget , particularly difficult. Some experimental projects have been made using data scraping techniques , however, for a reliable and efficient solution the General Accounting Office should re-evaluate the data publishing policies applied.

QA note: Changed to data is not opened. Copyright - Ministry of Finance © 2014


37 Guatemala
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2016 78%
52 Guyana
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2016 67%
33 Hong Kong
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2016 83%
71 India
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2016 61%
71 India
Awaiting review
  Akhilesh
  28 days ago
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2016 100%
71 India

The data is fully available in the OGD India website mentioned above with their links. The data is available in machine readable formats. The data portal provides important data pertaining to various aspects of the budget from 2011-12 to 2016-17 in machine readable excel format. The Ministry of Finance website http://indiabudget.nic.in/index.asp on Union Budget provides up to date information about the budget (In XLS and PDF Format). The information available on OGD India is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Same is the case with the data available on the budget website.

We have already submitted the responses on 20th Sep 2016 which is accessible at old site i.e. http://global.census.okfn.org/submission/f5968633-9ecd-4136-96a6-e5a506624779, but, unfortunately it was not considered for review. You are requested to kindly consider this resubmission in this new format for review.


52 Indonesia
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2016 67%
75 Iran
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2016 50%
75 Iran

Submission by the reviewer with the help from mkhani: https://discuss.okfn.org/t/entry-for-government-budget-iran-new-submissions-required/4880/2


30 Isle of Man
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2016 89%
1 Israel
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2016 100%
1 Italy
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2016 100%
1 Jamaica
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2016 100%
1 Japan
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2016 100%
75 Kenya
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2016 50%
75 Kenya

PDF information is extensive but requires considerable effort to do anything useful with this info. IBP has provided some useful recommendations here http://www.internationalbudget.org/opening-budgets/open-budget-initiative/open-budget-survey/country-info/?country=ke


75 Kosovo
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2016 50%
1 Latvia
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2016 100%
87 Lesotho
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2016 33%
1 Macedonia
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2016 100%
75 Malawi
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2016 50%
52 Malaysia
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2016 67%
1 Mexico
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2016 100%
30 Montenegro
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2016 89%
52 Mozambique
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2016 67%
89 Myanmar
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2016 0%
89 Myanmar

The 2015 result from the Open Budget Index shown that the data is exist http://survey.internationalbudget.org/#rankings

There are no evidence found from the Ministry of Finance official website to confirm that the data exist.


52 Namibia
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2016 67%
52 Nepal
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2016 67%
1 Netherlands
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2016 100%
1 New Zealand
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2016 100%
1 New Zealand

I have been conservative with my response to B9 as I do not personally download this machine-readable data.


30 Northern Ireland
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2016 89%
30 Northern Ireland

This is not data, per se. It is a summary of agreed government spending by department and area of spend in PDF format.


1 Norway
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2016 100%
37 Oman
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2016 78%
37 Oman

The Financial Law in Oman requires the Annual Budget to be ratified by Royal Decree, which means that it must be published in the Official Gazette as an official document exempt from copyright protection.


52 Pakistan
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2016 67%
52 Panama
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2016 67%
52 Panama

Although the government has recently launched the "Open Data Portal on the cKan platform, there is a lack of appropriate diffusion and communication strategies for citizens to access and reuse information, in addition the few datasets are mostly oriented to Accountability issues based on the transparency law (wich is important for some citizens), but there is a lack of useful data for the citizens.


1 Paraguay
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2016 100%
89 Peru
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2016 0%
89 Peru

Datosabiertos.gob.pe does not show Peruvian budget data. The budget data is available in different classifications, yet only on the highest level (such as program level, as downloadable PDF, here: https://www.mef.gob.pe/es/documentacion-sp-19127/guias--reportes-del-presupuesto-publico). There are only the biggest sub-program budgets listed, which is why there is not the entire budget published online. The data does not fulfill the criteria.


37 Philippines
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2016 78%
1 Poland
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2016 100%
1 Poland

This is a revision submission


71 Portugal
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2016 61%
71 Portugal

Info. should have more detailed descriptions Data formats should be human readable Some documents are missing and some search options have no documents


75 Puerto Rico
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2016 50%
75 Puerto Rico
Awaiting review
  Jacobo
  23 days ago
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2016 50%
75 Puerto Rico

Isn't .htm or .html an open data format?


75 Romania
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2016 50%
1 Russia
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2016 100%
52 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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2016 67%
87 Saint Lucia
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2016 33%
89 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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2016 0%
89 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The Ministry of Finance is the responsible entity for the collection and publication of budget data. However I was unable to find a representation of the via an online source. However they have steadily uploaded their Budget Speech over the years but I did not find it to be conducive with the survey's criteria

http://www.finance.gov.vc/finance/


52 Serbia
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2016 67%
52 Serbia

Ministry of Finance is aware of Open Data initiative, but not willing to participate.


1 Singapore
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2016 100%
1 Singapore

Government revenue data broken down by type is also available to the public.


37 Slovakia
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2016 78%
37 Slovakia

Status is same as in 2015. Hopefully, new portal (providing API in open format, explicit license for data and various other improvements) will be launched next year.


37 Slovenia
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2016 78%
37 South Africa
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2016 78%
37 South Africa

This is an amend to Tricia Govindasamy


1 Sweden
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2016 100%
1 Sweden

this is a review to amend Peter Krantz submission - all the characteristics exist


71 Switzerland
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2016 61%
1 Taiwan
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2016 100%
52 Tanzania
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2016 67%
52 Tanzania

Data could be found in PDF format. All required information is contained, yet the data is neither openly licensed (no obvious terms of use could be found), nor is it machine-readable.


52 Thailand
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2016 67%
52 Thailand

Budget data is available as pdf, downloadable. However, there is no machine-readable version of it. No statement or license could be found that would indicate legal openness. The data could not be found on the official open data portal of Thailand.


75 The Bahamas
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2016 50%
75 Trinidad and Tobago
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2016 50%
75 Trinidad and Tobago

The budget is available in separate files for planned revenue and planned expenditure (pdf). No terms of use or licenses could be found that would indicate whether data is usable openly.


37 Tunisia
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2016 78%
37 Tunisia

This is an amend to the original submission


75 Turkey
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2016 50%
1 Ukraine
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2016 100%
1 Ukraine

Overall, budgetary data in Ukraine could've been better.


33 United States
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2016 83%
1 Uruguay
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2016 100%
75 Venezuela
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2016 50%
75 Venezuela

El Gobierno de Venezuela publica su presupuesto nacional a través de la Ley de Presupuesto Nacional (por año), que se hace pública en Gaceta Oficial para informar a la población sobre su aprobación y luego se coloca en la página oficial del organismo encargado de levantar los datos, en formato PDF abierto. Son más de 1.000 páginas, entre texto y tablas, que los ciudadanos tienen que revisar para entender cómo están distribuidos los recursos de la nación. Revisar y entender ese documento es un esfuerzo sobrehumano.


52 Zambia
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2016 67%
52 Zimbabwe
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2016 67%