Government Budget 67% 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?

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 Location

  • - Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance Data Portal
  • - Republica of Zambia Ministry of Finance - budget website - PDF
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No No evidence of copyright given on website.
    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
    In an open and machine-readable format DOCX, PPTX, PDF, PNG
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anna Alberts
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Sun Jan 15 2017 17:14:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)