Government Budget 60% 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 evidence of copyright given on website.
In an open and machine-readable format DOCX, PPTX, PDF, PNG
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes Comment reviewer: the data website as linked by the submitter does not provide downloads for the budget beyond 2014-2015. The 2017 "yellow book" budget is available in PDF.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps I googled Government Budget Data Zambia and this resource appeared in the first page of search results.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance Data Portal, - Republica of Zambia Ministry of Finance - budget website - PDF

Accepted, changed question B8 because the budget for 2017 is only available in PDF. The data website of the ministry of finance is one of the best I have ever seen in terms of download, functionality, explanations, search functions etc. However, it was absolutely not up to date. Therefore, the score is based on the most up to date budget in PDF.

Meta data

Data location - Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance Data Portal - Republica of Zambia Ministry of Finance - budget website - PDF
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Sun Jan 15 2017 17:14:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)