Government Spending 33% open

Namibia

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): 1

Data Location

  • http://www.mof.gov.na/older-budget-documents - Budget Management & Control of the Ministry of Finance
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No No indication of an open license or a public domain
    Downloadable at once No Accountability report comes in a 500 page thick report, spending data for 24 positions and ministries is spread across the entire document.
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF
    findable 3
    findable_steps Googled Ministry of Finance - checked "State Accounts" - clicked Budget Management Control In Budget Management & Control, there are budget folders holding documents from 2010 onwards. In the folders there are the Accountability reports, together with the annual fiscal strategy or a citizens guide to budget. The Accountability PDF has also the budget outturn of the previous year included.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Ministry of Finance of Namibia
    collector_non_gov No evidence to provide answer.
    characteristics Government office which had the transaction, Amount of the transaction Also for some offices ( such as the prime minister's office) the program name and the activity for what the money was spent on.
    location http://www.mof.gov.na/older-budget-documents - Budget Management & Control of the Ministry of Finance

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Diana Krebs
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Wed Jan 18 2017 17:45:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)