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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, XLS|
|findable_steps||1. Google search: "Costa Rica national budget" / 2. Select second result from Ministry of Finance website / 3. Look for national budget on the menu. These steps took me to the central government budget only. To find the whole national budget I had to go to the Contraloría de la República website, that is not in the Google results.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Contraloría General de la República|
|characteristics||Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections|
|location||https://cgrweb.cgr.go.cr/apex/f?p=10263:2:0::::: - Website of Contraloría General de la República, http://www.hacienda.go.cr/contenido/13889-ley-de-presup - Website of Ministry of Finance|
Submission originally made by Susana Soto
Comment reviewer: the first link in B2.2 (https://cgrweb.cgr.go.cr/apex/f?p=10263:2:0:::::) was not working and I have based my review on this link (http://www.hacienda.go.cr/contenido/13889-ley-de-presupuesto-de-la-republica-2017). The data is available in PDF, and xls, the xls provide a lot of detail. The problem is with the unavailability of bulk download. The data for 2017 was available, so I changed the question B6 from no to yes, and the question B8, I removed csv, because I could not find that in the provided links.