Government Budget 80% 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?

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.
In an open and machine-readable format XLS Also offered on DBM site: scanned PDF.
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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

Data location - DBM Publications - National Expenditure Program 2017
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Dec 20 2016 09:34:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)