Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker
December 2016 Update
To recognize improvements and identify slippages in budget transparency between rounds of the biennial Open Budget Survey, we periodically assess the public availability of the eight key budget documents – an essential component of transparency. This update presents the results of the most recent of these interim assessments.
|Open Budget Survey 2015||December 2016 Update|
|Pre-Budget Statement||Not Produced||Published Late|
|Executive's Budget Proposal||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Enacted Budget||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Citizens Budget||Not Produced||Available to the Public|
|In-Year Reports||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Mid-Year Review||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Year-End Report||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Audit Report||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
As of 31 December 2016, the government of Slovenia makes seven of eight key budget documents publicly available online in a timeframe consistent with international standards. This reflects a net increase over the findings of the Open Budget Survey 2015, which assessed the availability of documents up to 30 June 2014. Since that assessment, Slovenia has published the Citizens Budget.
To improve budget transparency, Slovenia should publish a Pre-Budget Statement in a timely manner. For more information on the content that the eight key budget documents should contain, and the publication timeframe for each document, please see IBP’s Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports and the Open Budget Survey Guidelines on Public Availability of Budget Documents.
Transparency (Open Budget Index) 68/100
The Government of Slovenia provides the public with substantial budget information.
Public Participation 56/100
The Government of Slovenia provides the public with limited opportunities to engage in the budget process.
By legislature 67/100
Budget oversight by the legislature in Slovenia is adequate.
By auditor 83/100
Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Slovenia is adequate.
Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:
- Produce and publish a Pre-Budget Statement and a Citizens Budget.
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by presenting more information on the classification of expenditures for future years and data on the composition of debt and interest for budget year.
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report by presenting more information on planned versus actual performance.
Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:
- Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
- Ensure the public is informed of the purpose of public budget engagements and provided with sufficient information to participate effectively.
- Provide detailed feedback on how public perspectives have been captured and taken into account for both the budget formulation and execution.
Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:
- Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.
Slovenia’s score on the Open Budget Index shows that the government provides the public with substantial information on the central government’s budget and financial activities during the course of the budget year. This gives citizens tools to hold government accountable for its management of the public’s money.