Government Spending 83% open

Saint Lucia

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

JSON, RDF, XLS

Data Location

  • http://data.govt.lc/dataset/expenditure - Expenditure Datasets
  • http://data.govt.lc/dataset/expenditure/resource/e8a7b3 - Summary of Recurrent and Capital Expenditure by Standard Object Classification - FY 2015-2016
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format JSON, RDF, XLS
    findable 4
    findable_steps By simply searching "St Kitts open data budget" I was connected to their open data portal
    licence_url http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl/
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Department of Finance
    characteristics Individual record of transactions, Government office which had the transaction, Amount of the transaction The records were grouped into categories such as stationary, utilities, communication etc
    location http://data.govt.lc/dataset/expenditure - Expenditure Datasets, http://data.govt.lc/dataset/expenditure/resource/e8a7b3 - Summary of Recurrent and Capital Expenditure by Standard Object Classification - FY 2015-2016

    Reviewer comments

    Data is highly aggregated. http://data.govt.lc/dataset/expenditure is estimates.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Diana Krebs
    Submitters   Alesha Aris
    Last modified   Mon Jan 23 2017 17:33:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)