Government Budget 60% open

Panama

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No For this dataset the license has not been specified. http://www.datosabiertos.gob.pa/dataset?license_id=notspecified
In an open and machine-readable format PDF Review: changed B8, open data was not available anymore, and the full budget was only available in PDF.
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps 1. Google Search for Open data Panamá, 2. click on MEF link, 3. Download Data Is easy to find trough the portal, on the website is not that easy. Review: the open data portal link was empty, the execution data for 2016 per month was available, but not the state budget as a whole.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas (MEF)
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections In the law in the government gazette the departments and sub-departments and programs are provided. http://www.mef.gob.pa/es/direcciones/presupuestoNacion/Documents/pre_2017_ley.pdf
location http://www.datosabiertos.gob.pa/dataset/http-www-mef-go - Open Data Portal (Recently Launched), http://www.datosabiertos.gob.pa/organization/mef - Open Data Portal - MEF filter = Empty, http://www.mef.gob.pa/es/Paginas/home.aspx - MEF website, http://www.mef.gob.pa/es/direcciones/presupuestoNacion/ - Budget law in gazette
Although the government has recently launched the "Open Data Portal on the cKan platform, there is a lack of appropriate diffusion and communication strategies for citizens to access and reuse information, in addition the few datasets are mostly oriented to Accountability issues based on the transparency law (wich is important for some citizens), but there is a lack of useful data for the citizens.

The law is available from the government gazette. But the machine readable data only for expenditure per month.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.datosabiertos.gob.pa/dataset/http-www-mef-go - Open Data Portal (Recently Launched)
   http://www.datosabiertos.gob.pa/organization/mef - Open Data Portal - MEF filter = Empty
   http://www.mef.gob.pa/es/Paginas/home.aspx - MEF website
   http://www.mef.gob.pa/es/direcciones/presupuestoNacion/ - Budget law in gazette
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Victor Díaz Navarro
Last modified   Tue Dec 13 2016 15:57:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)