Government Budget 100% open

Jamaica

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 CSV
Downloadable at once Yes A preview is made available before choosing to download the document
Up-to-date Yes The data sets for 2014 and 2015 were already uploaded. At the time of completing this questionnaire, data for 2016 had not been uploaded as yet, however given that 2016 had recently ended approximately a week ago some time to process would suggest a gap before upload
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps I entered the key word "Jamaica open data government budget". The "Jamaica Open Data Portal" - data.gov.jm/ was the first result in the list of suggestions by Google. Upon clicking the site, I entered the key word "Budget" The results for 2014 and 2015 loaded with a brief description.
licence_url http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/ License description was readily found on the site at http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-by/
Collected by government Yes DKAN is the platform used to disseminate the information collected.
usability 2
collector_name Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Budget data extracted from the Jamaica Budget Information System (JaBIS) for FY 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections 1. Website description: Data available for Pattern, Head, Function, Sub-function, Program, Sub-program, and Activity (with codes and descriptions). Values available for approved, revised, statutory, and appropriations-in-aid. 2. The government departments were included with corresponding figures for budget
location http://data.gov.jm/dataset/budget - Budget data extracted from the Jamaica Budget Information System (JaBIS) for FY 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Data available for Pattern, Head, Function, Sub-function, Program, Sub-program, and Activity (with codes and descriptions)., http://data.gov.jm/dataset/estimates-expenditure/resour - Open Data Portal Estimated Expenditure

Adjusted the exact link for the Jamaican budget to make sure the latest 2016-2017 estimated expenditure are reflected

Meta data

Data location   http://data.gov.jm/dataset/budget - Budget data extracted from the Jamaica Budget Information System (JaBIS) for FY 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Data available for Pattern, Head, Function, Sub-function, Program, Sub-program, and Activity (with codes and descriptions).
   http://data.gov.jm/dataset/estimates-expenditure/resour - Open Data Portal Estimated Expenditure
Data licence   http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Thu Jan 05 2017 20:59:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)