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.
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)|
Original submission by Mathias Huter was accepted. Thank you for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The Ministry of Finance releases monthly information on implemented budget (available in XLS). The datasets shows the monthly aggregate spending of Ministries and other major State bodies of the federal level. It is regularly updated. (see "Budgetvollzug", at: https://www.bmf.gv.at/budget/das-budget/budget-2016.html) Statistik.at provides spending data broken down into ministry or COFOG classification (see: http://www.statistik.at/web_de/statistiken/wirtschaft/oeffentliche_finanzen_und_steuern/oeffentliche_finanzen/einnahmen_und_ausgaben_des_staates/index.html) Data.gov.at provides statistics on income and expenditure on a state- and city-level (aggregated to total income and spending). However, none of these break-downs show what government entities spend the money on. No itemized spending data is available. Thus, the level of detail, required by this survey, is not met.