Government Spending 50% open

Trinidad and Tobago

What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level. Data must display ongoing expenditure, including transactions and subsidies. A database of contracts awarded or similar will not be considered sufficient. Open spending data shows whether public money is efficiently and effectively used. It helps to understand spending patterns, and to display corruption, misuse, and waste. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Individual record of transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • Amount of the transaction

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

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date No It is apparent that the ministry upload there data annually however given the survey's criteria for monthly it is out of date
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format Document is downloaded as a PDF
findable 3
findable_steps I visited the Ministry of Finance Trinidad and Tobago, the tab - Publications lead me to a list of estimate that included expenditure
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Previous data on expenditure was not found however the existing document may prove to useful
collector_name Ministry of Finance
characteristics Individual record of transactions, Government office which had the transaction, Amount of the transaction
location http://www.finance.gov.tt/category/draft-estimates/ - DRAFT ESTIMATES, http://www.finance.gov.tt/expenditure-2017/ - Expenditure 2017, http://www.finance.gov.tt/recurrent-expenditure-2017/ - Recurrent Expenditure 2017

Reviewer comments

The data is only budget estimates but not actual transactional spending data.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Diana Krebs
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Thu Jan 19 2017 23:19:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)