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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.


Open Budget Survey 2015December 2016 Update
Pre-Budget StatementN/AAvailable to the Public
Executive's Budget ProposalN/AAvailable to the Public
Enacted BudgetN/AAvailable to the Public
Citizens BudgetN/AAvailable to the Public
In-Year ReportsN/AAvailable to the Public
Mid-Year ReviewN/ANot Produced
Year-End ReportN/AAvailable to the Public
Audit ReportN/AAvailable to the Public

As of 31 December 2016, the government of Japan makes seven of eight key budget documents publicly available online in a timeframe consistent with international standards.

To improve budget transparency, Japan should produce and publish a Mid-Year Review. 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.

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