Open Knowledge

Government Spending 0% open


What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? No


The Ministry of Finance, Communication, Utilities and Energy of Aruba provides yearly insight into the financial affairs of the country by making the actual and budgeted financial statements of each Ministry and department of Government available online for download in PDF format via the Government of Aruba's website.

The latest publication provided was for the year 2011 and is accessible as Jaarrekening Land Aruba 2011.pdf (Annual Country Statements Aruba 2011).

However, this is is aggregated data, not transactional data, and obviously old. Given that the government does not seem to publish aggregated data for recent years, the transactional spending data must be marked as non-existing.

Reviewer comments

Submission fixed.

There is no indication that the government has expenditure data for recent years.



  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson


  • Kimberly Soares