Rankings

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.

Insufficient
Scant or No Information Available (0-20)
Minimal Information Available (21-40)
Limited Information Available (41-60)
Sufficient
Substantial Information Available (61-80)
Extensive Information Available (81-100)
0 100
New Zealand (87)
South Africa (87)
Sweden (86)
Mexico (82)
Georgia (81)
Brazil (81)
Norway (80)
Australia (79)
United States (76)
Philippines (76)
Peru (76)
Dominican Republic (75)
France (74)
Russia (74)
Canada (71)
Bulgaria (71)
Italy (71)
Indonesia (70)
United Kingdom (70)
Germany (69)
Croatia (68)
Slovenia (68)
Portugal (66)
Guatemala (65)
Romania (64)
Ukraine (63)
Kyrgyz Republic (63)
Japan (62)
South Korea (62)
Thailand (61)
Jordan (61)
Poland (60)
Slovakia (60)
Czech Republic (59)
Honduras (59)
Uganda (58)
Kazakhstan (58)
Argentina (58)
Moldova (57)
Costa Rica (57)
Mongolia (56)
Chile (55)
Albania (55)
Ghana (54)
Spain (53)
Turkey (51)
Namibia (51)
Papua New Guinea (50)
Kenya (50)
Afghanistan (50)
Benin (49)
Zimbabwe (49)
India (49)
Sri Lanka (47)
Malaysia (47)
Colombia (47)
Paraguay (46)
El Salvador (46)
Senegal (46)
Hungary (45)
Egypt (43)
Morocco (43)
Jamaica (42)
Mozambique (42)
Nepal (41)
Nicaragua (41)
Macedonia (41)
Madagascar (40)
Timor-Leste (40)
Serbia (40)
Sierra Leone (39)
Fiji (39)
Rwanda (39)
Liberia (38)
Mali (38)
Ecuador (38)
Botswana (38)
Vietnam (38)
Bangladesh (36)
Angola (36)
Azerbaijan (35)
Tunisia (35)
Côte d'Ivoire (34)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (33)
Democratic Republic of Congo (33)
Cambodia (32)
Burkina Faso (31)
Eswatini (31)
Lesotho (31)
Trinidad and Tobago (30)
Zambia (30)
Myanmar (28)
Pakistan (28)
Cameroon (28)
Malawi (27)
São Tomé e Príncipe (24)
Nigeria (21)
China (19)
Saudi Arabia (18)
Niger (17)
Tajikistan (17)
Tanzania (17)
Chad (14)
Bolivia (12)
Iraq (9)
South Sudan (7)
Burundi (6)
Lebanon (6)
Equatorial Guinea (5)
The Gambia (4)
Somalia (3)
Algeria (2)
Sudan (2)
Qatar (1)
Comoros (0)
Venezuela (0)
Yemen (0)
0 100