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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
|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_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|
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.