Open Knowledge

Government Budget / 2014 45% open


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


Data are available in pdf-format and seemingly also exists on the Kenya Open Data (KODI) portal, with more details (sector, county) but is not up-to-date (according to submitter). "We chose the most significant data sources going forward and trackable as far back as possible. The ministries have changed with the new dispensation and the budget datasets on KODI are not only outdated but span only two financial years."

[Minor revisions made to these comments during review]

Reviewer comments

Original 2013 submission and new 2014 submission both had bad data link [], but we (Christian / Mor) found the budget elsewhere in pdf-format []. 2014 submission from Ahmed Maawy was updated according to this finding.



  • Christian Villum


  • anonymous