Government Budget 100% open

Belgium

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 Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Going to the website
licence_url Budget is a law which cannot be copyrighted as this source shows: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2014/04/19/201 http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2014/04/19/201
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name FOD Budget & Beheerscontrole
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location http://www.begroting.be/NL/pages/budgetOnline.aspx - Dutch page, http://www.begroting.be/FR/Pages/budgetOnline.aspx - French page
This is a revision to Bart Hanssens' submission.

A comment by Bart Hanssens helped to clarify the legal openness of Belgiums budget: As explained on the website at the bottom of http://www.begroting.be/NL/Pages/budgetDefinition.aspx1, the budget is actually passed as a law. The law on accouting and organisation of the budget (http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2003/05/22/2003003367/justel1 - "Wet houdende organisatie van de begroting en van de comptabiliteit van de federale Staat"), article 44 - 47 explain that a budget-as-a-law-proposal has to be submitted and approved by the Parliament every year. And official acts like laws are not copyrighted in Belgium, as mentioned in http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2014/04/19/2014011298/justel http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2014/04/19/2014011298/justel

Meta data

Data location   http://www.begroting.be/NL/pages/budgetOnline.aspx - Dutch page
   http://www.begroting.be/FR/Pages/budgetOnline.aspx - French page
Data licence   Budget is a law which cannot be copyrighted as this source shows: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2014/04/19/201 http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2014/04/19/201
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon May 15 2017 20:16:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)