Open Knowledge

Government Spending / 2014 45% 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? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Quality of the Data (Content): 10, all information is available in great detail. Quality of Data (Structure): 6, the data format is PDF or Excel, which are not the most user-friendly formats.

All government spending must go through the e-procurement platform (source of spending data) except salaries which are exempt from it. To get all one can search for the year only.

The search information also allows access to public information by:

The information available on the web is constantly updated. The DNCP is in the process of opening their data.

Reviewer comments

Changed according to expert review.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson