Open Knowledge

Government Budget 100% open

Korea, Republic of

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML, JSON, Excel, CSV, Text)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Open Fiscal Data - Digital Budget and Accounting System of Korea published by Ministry of Strategy and Finance)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The government budget dataset is available on the Open Fiscal Data site managed by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea. The dataset is available in bulk, in various formats including XML, JSON, Excel, CSV, and Text. The site also provides Web APIs which can be used to harness data programatically on the Web.

Actually, this dataset does not include descriptions regarding the different budget sections, but the budget in the dataset is well divided by government departments, ledgers, accounts, sectors, parts, programs, and sub-programs so general citizens can easily understand where the money goes without explicit descriptions. In this regards, I think the dataset meets the minimum criteria of the dataset definition.

Reviewer comments

I have reviewed the data and it is accurate.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • James G. Boram Kim