International Budget Partnership Open Budget Index

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Governance Assessment Profile

The International Budget Partnership's Open Budget Index

Description

The International Budget Partnership's Open Budget Index (OBI) ranks countries on central government budget transparency. Scores are calculated using 109 questions from the Open Budget Survey, specifically those that focus on whether governments provide comprehensive and timely budget information in accordance with international standards. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 69 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the OBI.

Citation

Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.

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