Government Budget 50% open

The Bahamas

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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data Location

  • http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/National%20 - Budget Documents
  • http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/3da6c75f-489a - Budget Communication 2016 - 17
  • http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/c6018ebc-31b3 - Part of the budget is available in CSV
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No Difficulty downloading PDF file of the document
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format Only PDF file available
    findable 3
    findable_steps The website government website http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/ was easily found via google. From there the National Budget tab was found
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1 No historical data for comparison or review
    collector_name Ministry of Finance
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
    location http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/National%20 - Budget Documents, http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/3da6c75f-489a - Budget Communication 2016 - 17 , http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/c6018ebc-31b3 - Part of the budget is available in CSV

    Reviewer comments

    Accept. Some additional data is available in CSV, but the main budget law as a comprehensive document only available in pdf.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Alesha Aris
    Last modified   Wed Jan 18 2017 06:26:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)