Next Country »
« Back to Country List

Slovenia

Open Budget Survey 2017

Downloads:
Country Summary Questionnaire
Transparency

69

out of 100
Read More

Public Participation

11

out of 100
Read More

Budget Oversight

80

out of 100
Read More

IBP considers countries that score above 60 on the Open Budget Index as providing sufficient budget information to enable the public to engage in budget discussions in an informed manner. IBP considers countries scoring above 60 on participation and oversight as providing adequate opportunities for the public to participate in the budget process and providing adequate oversight practices, respectively.

Transparency (Open Budget Index)

69

out of 100

Slovenia provides the public with substantial budget information.

How Has the Open Budget Index Score Changed Over Time?
Recommendations for Improving Transparency

Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:

  • Publish a Pre-Budget Statement online in a timely manner.
  • Increase the information provided in the Executive’s Budget Proposal by increasing information on performance and policy and increasing data on the financial position of the government.
  • Increase the information provided in the Year-End Report by including comparisons between planned nonfinancial outcomes and actual outcomes.

Public Participation

11

out of 100

Slovenia provides few opportunities for the public to engage in the budget process.

How Does Public Participation Compare to Other Countries in the Region?

Global Average 12/100
Croatia 26/100
Slovenia 11/100
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9/100
Albania 2/100
Serbia 2/100
Macedonia 0/100
Recommendations for Improving Participation

Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to improve public participation in its budget process:

  • Pilot mechanisms for members of the public and executive branch officials to exchange views on national budget matters during both the formulation of the national budget and the monitoring of its implementation. These mechanisms could build on innovations, such as participatory budgeting and social audits. For examples of such mechanisms, see fiscaltransparency.net/mechanisms.
  • Hold legislative hearings on the formulation of the annual budget, during which any member of the public or civil society organizations can testify.
  • Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution by participating in relevant audit investigations.

Budget Oversight (by Legislature & Audit)

80

out of 100

The legislature and supreme audit institution in Slovenia provide adequate oversight of the budget.

To What Extent Does the Legislature Provide Budget Oversight?

Formulation/Approval 67/100
Execution/Audit 93/100

The legislature provides adequate oversight during the budget cycle. This score reflects that the legislature provides adequate oversight during the planning stage of the budget cycle and adequate oversight during the implementation stage of the budget cycle.

To What Extent Does the Supreme Audit Institution Provide Budget Oversight?

Adequate 83/100

The supreme audit institution provides adequate budget oversight.

Recommendations for Improving Oversight

Slovenia should prioritize the following actions to make budget oversight more effective:

  • Ensure the legislature holds a debate on budget policy prior to the tabling of the Executive’s Budget Proposal and approves recommendations for the upcoming budget.
  • Ensure audit processes are reviewed by an independent agency.
  • Continue working on the establishment of the independent fiscal institution.

Learn More

The information on this page presents a partial country summary. For more detailed information, please download:


Open Budget Survey 2015

Downloads:
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.

 


Open Budget Survey 2012

Downloads:
Country Summary - English Questionnaire

Open Budget Survey 2010

Downloads:
Country Summary Questionnaire

Open Budget Survey 2008

Downloads:
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.


Open Budget Survey 2006

Downloads:
Country Summary Questionnaire



See more on budget work in Slovenia »