Government Budget 85% open

Afghanistan

What data is expected?

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.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format XLS
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Webiste of the Ministry of Finance
licence_url http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/index.php/en/
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Finance
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/images/stories/DGB/BED/1395 - Executed Budget 2016 updated upto 24th Dec 2016, http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/index.php/en/ - General Website, http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/images/stories/DGB/BPRD/Nat - PDF for national budget
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.

The budget file that is indicated as the xls file is the executed budget file, that is updated every month. The actual approved budget file is in PDF, I have added it with the sources. As far as I can see, in a similar file from 2 years ago (the only english version I could find) and has sufficient level of granularity.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/images/stories/DGB/BED/1395 - Executed Budget 2016 updated upto 24th Dec 2016
   http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/index.php/en/ - General Website
   http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/images/stories/DGB/BPRD/Nat - PDF for national budget
Data licence   http://www.budgetmof.gov.af/index.php/en/
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Dec 12 2016 08:57:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)