Government Spending 83% open

Kenya

What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level. Data must display ongoing expenditure, including transactions and subsidies. A database of contracts awarded or similar will not be considered sufficient. Open spending data shows whether public money is efficiently and effectively used. It helps to understand spending patterns, and to display corruption, misuse, and waste. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Individual record of transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • Amount of the transaction

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): 3

Data format

CSV, JSON

Data Location

  • http://www.opendata.go.ke/ - datasets on expenditure from 2002-2010, 2011, 2014
  • http://cob.go.ke/national-government/ - expenditure information in pdf reports dating back
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No Couldn't find data from 2015 and 2016
    Publicly available Yes Some data on central government spending - not at the transactional level
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON
    findable 3
    findable_steps Plugged "expenditure" into the Kenya Open Data portal and it returned above results. News stories on central government spending referred to the Office of the Controller of Budget reports.
    licence_url http://www.opendata.go.ke/datasets/9a3c75819a2c49bd9897 Datasets available on Kenya Open Data are listed as CC BY 1.0
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3 Not much data is in there, but what is in there is very easy to understand!
    collector_name National Treasury and KENAO, Office of the Auditor General, Office of the Controller of Budget
    characteristics Government office which had the transaction Data on transactions not available.
    location http://www.opendata.go.ke/ - datasets on expenditure from 2002-2010, 2011, 2014, http://cob.go.ke/national-government/ - expenditure information in pdf reports dating back

    Details

    The data in the Office of the Controller of Budget reports is much more extensive. If that data could be made available (and not in PDF form) on the Kenya Open Data portal that would be a big step forward.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Diana Krebs
    Submitters   Sierra Williams
    Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 17:17:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)