Government Spending 60% open


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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No There were no clear statement/message stated in the dataset nor in the webpage whether the data is openly licensed. It is assumed by the public that the data is owned by the author and the publisher.
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Downloadable at once Yes The download option is available when viewing the dataset online. Standard format to download is PDF.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps I have to guess other terms that the government might be using to show the government's expenditure to the citizen. Then, I had to dig the federal government financial statement from the archive web page in the Accountant General's Department of Malaysia web portal. For the Auditor's General Report, it was relatively easy to find the current and previous years reports from the dedicated webpage itself. The process of finding the data will change when the web portal is updated with the current version. Most of the time, only the current datas is available but not for the previous years data.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Accountant General's Department of Malaysia and National Audit Department
characteristics Government office which had the transaction, Amount of the transaction
location - Federal Government Financial Statements, - Auditor’s General Report

Meta data

Data location - Federal Government Financial Statements - Auditor’s General Report
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Diana Krebs
Submitters   Hazwany Jamaluddin
Last modified   Mon Dec 12 2016 06:25:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)