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


Hong Kong released its budget plans in CSV format for the first time this year. The full descriptions for spending are still held in PDF format in the 'Budget Speech' documents:

Budget commitments are described in terms of policy areas, but there is a document that links policy area to government departments. The expenditure plans in the CSV format do include a fairly detailed breakdown of 'large' projects that includes past and future expenditure.

Reviewer comments

From the website - "The usage of the datasets is subject to the Terms and Conditions as stipulated under DATA.GOV.HK". The license on DATA.GOV.UK seems as it comply with Open Data and allow commercial and non-commercial use.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Rob Davidson
Last modified   Wed Sep 16 2015 03:24:54 GMT+0000 (UTC)