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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|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.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||DOCX, PPTX, PDF, PNG|
|findable_steps||I googled Government Budget Data Zambia and this resource appeared in the first page of search results.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance|
|characteristics||Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections|
|location||href="http://zambiamf.africadata.org/" http://zambiamf.africadata.org/">rel="nofollow">http://zambiamf.africadata.org/ - Republic of Zambia Ministry of Finance Data Portal, http://www.mofnp.gov.zm/index.php/budgetdata/summary/17 - 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.