Government Budget 50% 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

  • - pdfs of 2016-2017 recurrent and development budgets
  • - Kenya Open Data Portal
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Can't find licensing info. Website says Copyright © 2017. The National Treasury. Datasets in Kenya Open Data are CC BY
    Downloadable at once No 4 different PDFs
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps Link to treasury website. Tab on the top says Budget. Folders of years from 2007 - 2017. Kenya Open Data portal has a number of budget datasets comparing spending and budget data. Not extensive but datasets from 2010/2011 and 2014 Very easy to navigate
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Treasury
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections Review: Detailed information for all budget items.
    location - pdfs of 2016-2017 recurrent and development budgets, - Kenya Open Data Portal Data Open Data Portal not up to date


    PDF information is extensive but requires considerable effort to do anything useful with this info. IBP has provided some useful recommendations here

    Reviewer comments


    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Sierra Williams
    Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 16:45:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)