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Slovenia

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.

Slovenia

Open Budget Survey 2015December 2016 Update
Pre-Budget StatementNot ProducedPublished Late
Executive's Budget ProposalAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Enacted BudgetAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Citizens BudgetNot ProducedAvailable to the Public
In-Year ReportsAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Mid-Year ReviewAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Year-End ReportAvailable to the PublicAvailable to the Public
Audit ReportAvailable to the PublicAvailable 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.


2015

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Country Summary - English Questionnaire

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.

Budget Oversight 

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.

Recommendations 

Improving Transparency

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.
Improving Participation

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.
Improving Oversight

Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:

  • Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.

 



2010

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Country Summary Questionnaire

2008

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Country Summary Questionnaire

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.


2006

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Country Summary Questionnaire



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