Government Budget 78% open

El Salvador

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 licence


Data Location

  • - Página oficial del Ministerio de Hacienda
  • - Budget law
  • - Detailed sections of the budget portal + download option
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    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 1
    findable_steps Google Ministerio de Hacienda; I clicked on Novedades > Presupuestarios > Proyectos de Presupuesto > Presupuestos
    licence_url .
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Ministerio de Hacienda
    characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
    location - Página oficial del Ministerio de Hacienda, - Budget law, - Detailed sections of the budget portal + download option


    You need an OCR to scrape the data available and, also, you need to download each PDF of the government department to build a database.

    Reviewer comments

    Comment reviewer: on the budget transparency portal, the full budget data are hidden in the detailed data search portal, but once that is found, everything is available , up to date and for download in xls. Based on this I have changed the B2.2 and B8. Although it als published on a transparency portal, in the commitment document here: it does not mention a license and even reservations on when the government will not publish data.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Omar Luna
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 03:34:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)