A country's budget transparency score, reflected on the Open Budget Index, assesses the public's access to information on how the central government raises and spends public resources. A transparency score of 61 (out of 100) or higher indicates a country is likely publishing sufficient material to support informed public debate on the budget. In OBS 2019, the global average transparency score is only 45 out of 100. Nearly 75% of the surveyed countries score at insufficient levels.
Download the Open Budget Index 2019 here, or click on a country name on the index below to see how it performed against the Open Budget Survey’s full measures of budget transparency, public participation, and oversight.