Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker: December 2016 Update

Are national governments releasing the requisite budget information so that citizens, civil society, the media, and others can monitor how their countries’ public finances are being managed?

The December 2016 update of the Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker includes fresh data to answer this question. It shows whether the national governments in the 115 countries that will be included in the Open Budget Survey 2017 publish each of the eight key budget documents on time as per international standards. This update reflects the publication status of documents up to 31 December 2016. The information was collected by independent civil society researchers in each country.

For more information on the methodology for assessing the public availability of the eight key budget documents, please see tsee Section 1 of the Open Budget Survey 2017 Guide and Questionnaire. To learn more about the next round of the full Open Budget Survey, please see the Open Budget Survey 2017 Update.

Open Budget Survey Document Availability Tracker: December 2016 Update

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Key:
= Available to the Public Online
= Published Late, or Not Published Online, or Produced for Internal Use Only
= Not Produced
Pre-Budget Statement
Pre-Budget Statement: discloses the broad parameters of a country's fiscal policies in advance of the Executive's Budget Proposal. It outlines the government's economic forecast, as well as anticipated revenue, expenditures, and debt.
Executive's Budget Proposal
Executive's Budget Proposal: the document or documents that the executive submits to the legislature for approval. It details the sources of revenue, the allocations to be made to all ministries, proposed policy changes, as well as other information important for understanding a country's fiscal situation.
Enacted Budget
Enacted Budget: the budget that has been approved by the legislature.
Citizens Budget
Citizens Budget: a simpler and less technical version of the government's budget, specifically designed to convey key information to the public. Citizens versions of other documents are also desirable.
In-Year Reports
In-Year Reports: include information on actual revenues collected, actual expenditures made, and debt incurred at different intervals in the fiscal year. These reports may be issued on a quarterly or monthly basis.
Mid-Year Review
Mid-Year Review: contains a comprehensive update on the implementation of the budget as of the middle of the fiscal year, including a review of economic assumptions underlying the budget, and an updated forecast of the budget outcome for the fiscal year.
Year-End Report
Year-End Report: shows the situation of the government's accounts at the end of the fiscal year and ideally includes an evaluation of the progress made toward achieving the budget's policy goals.
Audit Report
Audit Report: issued by the country's supreme audit institution and examines the soundness and completeness of the government's year-end accounts.
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyz Republic
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
São Tomé e Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe