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): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - DBM Publications - National Expenditure Program 2017
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No No indication of license or of being in public domain on DBM site. See here: On the 2016 document is available and openly licensed (, but the 2017 is not yet there.
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS Also offered on DBM site: scanned PDF.
    findable 4 The publications are easy enough to find; the difficulty is in knowing which publication is the one with the actual budget. This may be easier for those with actual domain knowledge.
    findable_steps Homepage -> Budget Documents -> 2017 -> National Expenditure Program
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Department of Budget and Management
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections Data is detailed down to the line item level. Departments, sub-departments are described before the line items according to their UACS codes.
    location - DBM Publications - National Expenditure Program 2017

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Tue Dec 20 2016 09:34:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)