Government Budget 67% open


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

  • - The ministry of finance website
  • - The actual budget in PDF - however scanned in
  • - Article to the budget with a proper PDF file
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format
    findable 4
    findable_steps Comments Reviewer: I googled the ministry of Finance of Cameroon, and in the side-bar the budget document in PDF is shown. But if you google the Law of the budget in Cameroon, the cameroon info article shows up and this a better document.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Ministry of Finance
    Controlled access No
    characteristics Budget per government department
    location - The ministry of finance website, - The actual budget in PDF - however scanned in, href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Article to the budget with a proper PDF file


    At this time, the Ministry of finance has not yet published the 2017 budget online.

    Reviewer comments

    Comment reviewer: at the time of the review, the budget for Cameroon 2017 was published. It was published in December 2016, so could still be used for this survey. However it was published very poorly from the governments side, in scanned in PDFs. And the data itself contained very little details.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Charlie Martial NGOUNOU
    Last modified   Thu Jan 05 2017 14:25:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)