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 2015||December 2016 Update|
|Pre-Budget Statement||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Executive's Budget Proposal||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Enacted Budget||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Citizens Budget||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|In-Year Reports||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Mid-Year Review||Available to the Public||Not Produced|
|Year-End Report||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
|Audit Report||Available to the Public||Available to the Public|
As of 31 December 2016, the government of Kyrgyz Republic makes seven of eight key budget documents publicly available online in a timeframe consistent with international standards. This reflects a net decrease over the findings of the Open Budget Survey 2015, which assessed the availability of documents up to 30 June 2014. Since that assessment, Kyrgyz Republic has failed to produce a Mid-Year Review that meets the international standards requirements, in particular in regards to the forward-looking macro-fiscal perspective, as it lack macroeconomic and fiscal estimates for the remainder of the budget year.
To improve budget transparency, Kyrgyz Republic 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.
Transparency (Open Budget Index) 54/100
The Government of Kyrgyz Republic provides the public with limited budget information.
Public Participation 52/100
The Government of Kyrgyz Republic provides the public with limited opportunities to engage in the budget process.
By legislature 70/100
Budget oversight by the legislature in Kyrgyz Republic is adequate.
By auditor 42/100
Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Kyrgyz Republic is limited.
Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by presenting more details on the classification of expenditures for future and prior years.
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report by presenting more details on planned versus actual expenditures and performance.
Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:
- Publish reports on public budget hearings.
- Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution to formulate its audit program and participate in audit investigations.
- Provide detailed feedback on how the supreme audit institution has made use of public assistance and participation.
Kyrgyz Republic should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:
- Establish a specialized budget research office for the legislature.
- Ensure the executive receives prior approval by the legislature before implementing a supplemental budget.
- Require legislative or judicial approval to remove the head of the supreme audit institution.
The Kyrgyz Republic’s score on the Open Budget Index shows that the government provides the public with scant information on the central government’s budget and financial activities during the course of the budget year. This makes it very difficult for citizens to hold government accountable for its management of the public’s money.