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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|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is apparent that the ministry upload there data annually however given the survey's criteria for monthly it is out of date|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||Document is downloaded as a PDF|
|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|
The data is only budget estimates but not actual transactional spending data.