Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

Data Location


The Ministry of Finance publishes yearly and quarterly briefs. The data is available online through PDFs. The Central Bank of Egypt also publishes outdated data (see here for example:

The data published by the Ministry of Finance is published as part of a report, and you have to read the report and/or search for the data tables in there and there they exist only as aggregated data, not transactional spending data. As stated earlier, data is in PDF format, and there is no API for real-time data.

Example reports [in Arabic]:

In the above report, the actual spending for last year (2013/2014) is still not available as of November 2014.

Reviewer comments

Data is not transactional data. It was changed accordingly to represent that there is data but it is not available.

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   Tryggvi Björgvinsson
Last modified   Sun Nov 30 2014 15:31:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)