Government Budget 70% open

Ghana

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 Users do not need to subscribe to access the data.
Downloadable Yes The ministry's website provides links for direct downloads of the government's fiscal policies by year.
Publicly available Yes The data is available for download on the Ministry of Finance's website.
Openly licenced No There is no explicit open licence referring to the data, nor is there any clear legal framework relating to its use.
Up-to-date Yes The data is up to date, with the latest data for January-February 2018 already available. Data sets are updated when information becomes available.
In an open and machine-readable format XLS
location http://www.mofep.gov.gh/fiscal-data - This web page contains links for direct downloads of excel data files with dis-aggregated fiscal policies.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I searched for government budget data for Ghana and the most relevant hit was that of the Ministry of Finance's website. I explored the website and located the data.
characteristics Enacted budget, Ongoing revenues / expenditures, Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Finance

Meta data

Data location   http://www.mofep.gov.gh/fiscal-data - This web page contains links for direct downloads of excel data files with dis-aggregated fiscal policies.
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Mbongeni Hlabano
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu May 17 2018 17:08:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)