Government Budget 33% open

Saint Lucia

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

  • http://www.finance.gov.lc/resources/ - Ministry of Finance Resource Page
  • http://www.finance.gov.lc/resources/index/26 - Minsitry of Finance Budget publications
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No The available documents go up to 2013
    Publicly available No
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF download of the document
    findable 3
    findable_steps I decided to visit the Ministry of Finance page, by perusing the page I accessed the given resource tab and from there able to read their publication to the web. However the data for government budget was small and not recent
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1 The given documentation does not include a detailed lay out of the government's budget. It is geared towards a presentation format that describes the objectives and adjustments for the fiscal year. Although good for users to investigate the country's objectives it does not coincide well with the objective of open data to measure and actual figures and performance
    collector_name Ministry of Finance
    Controlled access No
    characteristics Descriptions for budget sections
    location http://www.finance.gov.lc/resources/ - Ministry of Finance Resource Page, http://www.finance.gov.lc/resources/index/26 - Minsitry of Finance Budget publications

    Reviewer comments

    Comment Reviewer: changed question B2 to No because I could only find a number of outdated budget speeches on the website of the ministry of finance.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Alesha Aris
    Last modified   Tue Jan 24 2017 19:51:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)