National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

Data Location


The annual budget can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Finance ( ). The report available provides review and expediter with a department level breakdown. The website provides a link for downloading the report in Excel or PDF formats, but currently only the PDF link works.

The Ministry of Finance website has an archive for previous years going back to 2003.

Reviewer's note - data is available only in department level. This does not meet the criteria for the budget data. It seems as the data exist but it in not available to the public.

Reviewer comments

Data from this source lack sub department level. I have changed the submission accordingly.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Riyadh Al-Balushi
Last modified   Mon Sep 07 2015 11:35:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)