Open Knowledge

Government Spending / 2013 0% open

Costa Rica

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


Partially available, not in detailed month to month or widely across government entities. Data is processed in graphs so there is no possibility to cross-reference with other variables. Open spending is one of the Country Commitments in Action Plan at OGP. There are multiple platforms of database related to budgets at local level, such as:



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