Government Budget 78% open


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): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - Website of the Ministry of Finance
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No The website of the Ministry of Finance does not indicate that the budget is openly licensed, but the same document can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Legal Affairs where the terms and conditions of the website state that it is in the public domain.
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS
    findable 4
    findable_steps Go to the homepage of the website of the Ministry of Finance, select Financial Reports on main menu, select Annual Budget, then select year range.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name The Ministry of Finance
    characteristics Budget per government department
    location - Website of the Ministry of Finance


    The Financial Law in Oman requires the Annual Budget to be ratified by Royal Decree, which means that it must be published in the Official Gazette as an official document exempt from copyright protection.

    Reviewer comments


    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Riyadh Al-Balushi
    Last modified   Thu Nov 24 2016 16:35:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)