Government Budget 60% open

Botswana

What data is expected?

National government budget, that is the planned government expenditure for high-level activities, but not a fine-grained list of expenditure items. 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.

  • Enacted budget
  • Ongoing revenues / expenditures
  • Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes You can also purchase fiscal data from the government. It mentions you will receive a book. So it seems like the information is still aggregated information in report form. http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries/Ministry-of-Finance-and-Development-Planning1/Tools--Services/Services--Forms/?pid=2
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No Couldn’t find a note about the licensing of the documents.
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format PDF files
location http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries - BUDGET AND EXPEDITURE REPORTS 2017-2018 and 2018 - 2019
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Looked for the Ministry of Finance website. They have reports on a few topics. One of them is the budget and expenditure reports.
characteristics Enacted budget, Ongoing revenues / expenditures, Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) The sources listed in the previous submission were private firms that made reports about the budget speech.

Original submission by Hubeidatu Nuhu. Changed the resources to link data to a government source. Data is only available as reports, the datasets themselves aren't clear about the approved budget for the year.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries - BUDGET AND EXPEDITURE REPORTS 2017-2018 and 2018 - 2019
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Oscar Montiel
Last modified   Wed Jun 13 2018 17:29:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)