Government Spending 1% open (avg.)

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level. Data must display ongoing expenditure, including transactions and subsidies. A database of contracts awarded or similar will not be considered sufficient. Open spending data shows whether public money is efficiently and effectively used. It helps to understand spending patterns, and to display corruption, misuse, and waste. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.


Rank Place Breakdown Info Year Score Admin
42 Afghanistan
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2016 0%
42 Afghanistan

The Ministry of Finance does not release information on the implementation of budget. There are quarterly reports but they are not accessible online.


9 Albania
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2016 78%
42 Antigua and Barbuda
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2016 0%
42 Antigua and Barbuda

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


42 Argentina
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2016 0%
42 Australia
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2016 0%
42 Australia

The Australian Government does not publish Government Spending data as defined by this census.

Aggregated Government Spending is published at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/PrimaryMainFeatures/5512.0?OpenDocument and http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/5519.0.55.001


42 Austria
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2016 0%
42 Bangladesh
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2016 0%
42 Bangladesh

No spending information could be found online. Only budget information were accessible at: http://mof.gov.bd/en/


42 Barbados
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2016 0%
42 Barbados

There are highly aggregated expenditure figures available from the Government of Barbados Treasury Department. However, no transactional data is provided.


42 Belgium
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2016 0%
12 Bhutan
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2016 67%
42 Bolivia
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2016 0%
42 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2016 0%
36 Botswana
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2016 33%
2 Brazil
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2016 83%
42 Bulgaria
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2016 0%
42 Cambodia
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2016 0%
42 Cambodia

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


42 Cameroon
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2016 0%
42 Cameroon

Ministry of Public Contracts collect these informations as there is an online public contract system (COLEPS), set up at the beginning of 2016, but the system is not available at this time. On the ministry of economy website, there is a journal of projects for the year, but there is no reporting of expenditures related to last year projects.


42 Canada
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2016 0%
42 Canada

Data is supposedly available but link doesn't work. The data set would be found here http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/2eed2fba-1626-4d2e-a511-389cc6b51ddf


33 Chile
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2016 44%
2 Colombia
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2016 83%
2 Colombia
Awaiting review
  Juliana
  34 days ago
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2016 100%
2 Colombia

La actualización de la información se hace diario.


19 Costa Rica
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2016 61%
19 Costa Rica

There are no published open data that contains all public procurement information with the required details, because there is no single public procurement system. In the information on the website of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, you will find a list of purchase items but the details require you to review the attached documents one by one. The data found are of budget execution per account.

This Submission was originally made by Susana Soto


19 Croatia
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2016 61%
42 Czech Republic
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2016 0%
42 Czech Republic

Actual spending data (paid invoices) are available only for a tiny fraction of the government. First office to make such data accessible was the Ministry of Finance, which publishes invoices backdating to 2010. They have also built their own visualisation app to present the data. Data: http://data.mfcr.cz/cs/dataset/prehled-faktur-ministerstva-financi-cr Visualisation: http://data.mfcr.cz/supervizor/ Couple of ministries (Justice, Regional development) inspired by them built their data own catalogues, even though the coverage is modest. In 2016, after a long political fight, a register of contracts awarded was launched. While the data is incomplete (e.g. some prices not published due to trade secret), it is a good info source. Data are also available as monthly XML dumps. However, this will not satisfy the "actual detailed spending on national level" criteria. I just wanted to mention the initiative, because it was quite a big step towards govt transparency. https://smlouvy.gov.cz/


42 Denmark
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2016 0%
42 Denmark

Data are not collected into a single database at transaction level


42 Dominican Republic
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2016 0%
42 Dominican Republic

La información que ofrece el portal http://www.transparenciafiscal.gob.do no detalla la información de la manera requerida por OKI para que califique para este índice.


10 El Salvador
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2016 72%
10 El Salvador

You have to download PDF and start scraping the data to build the database.

Spending Data hasn't been updated since 2013.


42 Finland
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2016 0%
42 Finland

Statistics about spending, on central government and municipal level, are published here:

http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/fi/StatFin/ http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/fi/Kuntien_talous_ja_toiminta

This information is available through an XML-based API. The data does however not contain information about individual transactions.


42 France
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2016 0%
42 France

Public spending data are collected and stored at transactional level on the financial information system named CHORUS. However, the data is not available online as, according to the Etalab open data mission, the database is covered by commercial and statistical secrets.


42 Germany
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2016 0%
42 Germany

couldn't find transaction based overview,


42 Ghana
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2016 0%
42 Ghana

Data are only available on an aggregated level, but not as transactions to single recipients (here: http://www.mofep.gov.gh/?q=fiscal-data)


12 Great Britain
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2016 67%
1 Greece
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2016 100%
1 Greece

Expenses are published as part of the “Clarity” program of Law 3861/2010, which introduced for the first time in Greece the obligation to publish all the decisions of government and all administrative entities on the Internet.


36 Guatemala
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2016 33%
25 Guyana
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2016 50%
42 Hong Kong
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2016 0%
42 Hong Kong

Hong Kong releases expenditure figures on an aggregated level and separated for different expenditure types (here. http://www.try.gov.hk/internet/eharch_annu_statend16_ds.html#p). Data is not separated as transactions to recipients, therefore the data does not qualify for the index.


33 India
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2016 44%
33 India

Data is mostly in PDF.


33 India
Awaiting review
  Akhilesh
  28 days ago
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2016 100%
33 India

National expenditure data is available on the website of Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance at http://cga.nic.in/Accountproc.aspx and appropritaion account tab contains ministry and department wise Expenditure data at http://cga.nic.in/forms/List.aspx?Lid=3310&id=36 . The data available on the Controller General of Accounts Website is up to date and totally free for public. Public Financial Management System website is used for tracking funds released under all Plan schemes of GoI, and real time reporting of expenditure at all levels of Programme implementation: https://pfms.nic.in/Users/LoginDetails/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f.The OGD India also provides important datasets on government spending and outlays which is totally in the machine readable format. The data available on the Data portal is open for reuse and further study. Data is also available on the Ministry of Finance website http://www.finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/cca/cca_exp_stat.asp

We have already submitted the responses on 20th Sep 2016 which is accessible at old site i.e. http://global.census.okfn.org/submission/3d68434b-ac3f-4343-8c55-052a40a63f8f, but, unfortunately it was not considered for review. You are requested to kindly consider this resubmission in this new format for review.


12 Indonesia
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2016 67%
12 Indonesia

the data is still available in PDF report. However the PDF contains plenty of tables related to government spending.


42 Iran
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2016 0%
42 Iran

Some spending can be found here http://www.dmk.ir/ShowPage.aspx?page_=form&order=show&lang=1&sub=0&PageId=1898&codeV=1&tempname=DMKTemplate but it is not in the right aggregated level.


42 Isle of Man
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2016 0%
33 Israel
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2016 44%
33 Israel

This is a new procedure by the government of Israel


42 Italy
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2016 0%
42 Italy

There is an open data portal linking to a public administration database. There is information available on payments, but aggregated not indicating the recipient. (Link to open database: http://www.rgs.mef.gov.it/VERSIONE-I/OPENDATA/SpeseBS/2017/

Link to government expenditures: http://www.bdap.tesoro.it/Pagine/OpenBDAP-PagamentiBilancioStato.aspx)

The data does not qualify for submission.


42 Jamaica
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2016 0%
42 Jamaica

There is no transactional spending dataset, I could not find the relevant data on the government portal


2 Japan
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2016 83%
2 Kenya
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2016 83%
2 Kenya

The data in the Office of the Controller of Budget reports is much more extensive. If that data could be made available (and not in PDF form) on the Kenya Open Data portal that would be a big step forward.


25 Kosovo
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2016 50%
24 Latvia
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2016 56%
19 Lesotho
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2016 61%
42 Macedonia
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2016 0%
25 Malawi
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2016 50%
12 Malaysia
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2016 67%
42 Mexico
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2016 0%
42 Mexico

The data portal of budget transparency has a section where reports of the spent budget is available but there is no information about the vendors or the type of transaction.


25 Montenegro
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2016 50%
25 Mozambique
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2016 50%
42 Myanmar
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2016 0%
42 Myanmar

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


36 Namibia
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2016 33%
25 Nepal
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2016 50%
42 Netherlands
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2016 0%
42 New Zealand
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2016 0%
42 New Zealand

There are forecasts and reports quite updated but no actual spending data


39 Northern Ireland
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2016 17%
39 Northern Ireland

Actual expenditure data from the Northern Ireland Executive is available through the UK Treasury OSCAR database https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-oscar-publishing-from-the-database, however, this is not the same as transaction-level expenditure.


42 Norway
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2016 0%
42 Norway

Records of spending on a transactional level is not openly available online, and have to be requested.

Higher-level numbers are available:

Monthly expenses: http://www.dfo.no/no/Forvaltning/Statsregnskapet/Manedlig-statsregnskap/

Statistics Norway: https://www.ssb.no/statistikkbanken/selecttable/hovedtabellHjem.asp?KortNavnWeb=statsregn&CMSSubjectArea=offentlig-sektor&checked=true


39 Oman
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2016 17%
39 Oman

The Omani government does not appear to collect spending details at a transaction level through a central institution.


12 Pakistan
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2016 67%
42 Panama
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2016 0%
2 Paraguay
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2016 83%
42 Peru
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2016 0%
42 Peru

Expenditure figures for executed budgets are available on an aggregated program level. There are no transactional data (including recipients) contained in the data.


42 Philippines
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2016 0%
42 Philippines

Data is available at an aggregate level on the DBM website, but is not machine readable or bulk-downloadable. Details are down to the level of statements of receipts by municipalities. However, no data is available at the transaction level. http://www.dbm.gov.ph/?page_id=16451 (Budget of Expenditures and Sources of Financing FY 2017)


42 Poland
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2016 0%
42 Portugal
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2016 0%
42 Portugal

There is no data available on day-to-day spending with individual record of transactions and complete informationa about it. According to IBP's Open Budget Survey the data exists (there is a year end report). Portugal government claims that they have reformed management of public accounts but the link where the data was acessible in 2015 is no longer available and no other place was found with the information: http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/os-temas/20150504-reformas-estruturais/fin-pub/pin-pub-1.aspx . Information available in INE https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_cnacionais only until the year 2011.


42 Puerto Rico
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2016 0%
42 Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics sponsors http://www.transparenciafinanciera.pr, which is attempting to collect transaction level information of the expenses of all of Puerto Rico's government agencies.


12 Romania
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2016 67%
42 Russia
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2016 0%
12 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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2016 67%
2 Saint Lucia
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2016 83%
25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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2016 50%
25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The data was not easily found nor is it substantial to meet the objectives of an open data policy. As stated it is a summary however there are no other supporting documents or historical data


42 Serbia
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2016 0%
42 Singapore
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2016 0%
42 Singapore

The Singapore government publishes spending data only for open-tender procurement (https://data.gov.sg/dataset/government-procurement) and at an aggregated level (https://data.gov.sg/dataset/government-fiscal-position-annual).


42 Slovakia
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2016 0%
42 Slovakia

There is summary information about spending on monthly basis available at http://www.rozpocet.sk/ and http://www.finance.gov.sk/ (see for example http://www.rozpocet.sk/app/homepage/rozpocetVCislach/monitoringStatnehoRozpoctu/mesacnePlnenie/2016/ and also for example http://www.finance.gov.sk/Default.aspx?CatID=10601) but those do not match the definition used by Census (above all, individual transactions are missing).

The data is updated daily which indicates it does exist somewhere in digital form of data.


42 Slovenia
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2016 0%
42 Slovenia

Slovenia's spending data is provided by the Supervizor application (see: https://www.kpk-rs.si/en/project-transparency/supervizor-73). As the official website states "the aplication indicates contracting parties, the largest recipients of funds, related legal entities, date and amount of transactions and also purpose of money transfers. It also enables presentation of data using graphs as well as printouts for specified periods of time and other."

At the time of review the application was not available at (http://supervizor.kpk-rs.si/), a 403 error was shown. Therefore it was assume that the data is not available online.


42 South Africa
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2016 0%
42 Sweden
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2016 0%
42 Sweden

Probabably available in paper form after FOIA request.


39 Switzerland
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2016 17%
42 Taiwan
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2016 0%
42 Taiwan

The original submission does not count as valid. The submitter refers to a spending list for subsidies (downloadable as XLS, and openly licensed as http://data.gov.tw/license#eng). According to the source website, the data presents subsidies by the Ministry of the Interior to the county government, groups and individuals of the subsidy schedules (aggregated).

The data is not itemised, therefore does not meet the required level of detail (transaction level, displaying the recipient).

Subsidies are also only one part of the spending record. Expenditure data from the procurement process needs to be contained.


42 Tanzania
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2016 0%
42 Tanzania

The data is available upon request from the ministry of finance and planning in a print out format.


2 Thailand
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2016 83%
42 The Bahamas
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2016 0%
42 The Bahamas

There is no spending data available. Only a presentation of mid-year budgets, by department and cost group is provided.


25 Trinidad and Tobago
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2016 50%
42 Tunisia
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2016 0%
42 Tunisia

The original submission referred to aggregated spending figures available at: http://www.mizaniatouna.gov.tn/tunisia/template_fr/index.html This data is not conform with the required data characteristics.

Alternative sources are an open data catalogue, but no links to the data are provided (see here: http://www.data.gov.tn/fr/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=77). Therefore the data must be considered not published online.


42 Turkey
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2016 0%
42 Turkey

There are high-level figures on expenditures, but no data on a transactional level. The data does not count as available online.


19 Ukraine
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2016 61%
19 Ukraine

Transactions are "raw", so there's not "name of vendor", just an abstract "recipient". I.e. it contains not only government spending but some income too. Similarly, "Government office" is an abstract payer. I.e. it's not guaranteed to be government at all. It can be tax payer as well. Some transactions are classified, though you can always see amount.

Bulk access is controversial. You can't download it at a single URL, though it's fairly easy to write a script that will download data if you have patience. Though it's quite slow. There's an API that allows you to download data by organization that paid/received money in JSON/XML formats. There's UI that allows to download CSV files. There's still a room for improvement as there's a limitation on how much you can download at once.

It's a massive set of data. But it's quite unusable without some data science and analysis infrastructure. Civil society in Ukraine can't cope with such a scale.


19 United States
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2016 61%
10 Uruguay
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2016 72%
10 Uruguay

Great level of details, just missing a good interface for downloading the data


42 Venezuela
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2016 0%
42 Venezuela

There is no data in transactional data level on the website of the Treasury of Venezuela - http://www.ine.gov.ve/index.php?option=com_content&id=543&Itemid=20


42 Zambia
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2016 0%
42 Zimbabwe
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2016 0%