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 state budget is published as soon as it is approved by the Parliament on the Ministry of Public Finance website. The budget is presented as a set of PDF documents. The Ministry of Finance has formally refused (in written) to publish it as open data. On the same page, the Ministry publishes any rectification made during the year but the data is not aggregated. Thus, if one wants to know the actual budget, one has to take the information from two separate PDFs and make its own calculations.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N 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   Feb 2013
Format of data   PDF
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Sep 26 2013 10:42:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)