Government Budget 75% open

Sierra Leone

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 Provision is made on the page for 'download'
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced Yes
Up-to-date Yes It is clearly stated that data is upgraded annually and there are figures to prove that.
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
location -
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I went to the Government portal ( then went to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
characteristics Enacted budget, Ongoing revenues / expenditures, Disaggregation by department, program, expenditure
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Statistics Sierra Leone
licence_url There are no disclaimers and no other restrictive terms of use.

Original submission linked to budget reports, not the actual budget. The provided link gave a 404 error, accessing the ministry's website allows you to go the different approved budgets. The latest being 2014 - 2018 where you can find the enacted budget, as well as estimates, and revenues.

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Data location
Data licence   There are no disclaimers and no other restrictive terms of use.
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Apr 24 2018 16:57:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)