Open Budget Survey 2015

Data Explorer
  • The Open Budget Survey Data Explorer lets users examine the results of the Survey in a myriad of ways including maps and timelines. You can also compare data from each round of the survey by ranking and score. Check out the Data Explorer for new and fun ways to look at budget transparency, particpation, and oversight around the world!
Data Downloads


Open Budget Survey 2012

2006-2012 Excel Database

Open Budget Survey 2010

Excel Database of Answers to Open Budget Questionnaire 2010
Data Tables
2009 Changes in the Open Budget Survey Methodology and Revisions to OBI & Datasets

Based on inputs received from researchers and extensive in-house reviews, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) has made three changes in the methodology applied to its Open Budget Survey, which is the basis for the Open Budget Index (OBI). The first change concerns the timing of the release of the eight key budget documents assessed by the Survey. The second change is the inclusion of the enacted budget in calculating country scores for the OBI. The third change is based on comments received from experts from Brazil and Nigeria that resulted in revisions to the answers of a few questions used to assess these countries.

Open Budget Survey 2008

Excel Database of Answers to Open Budget Questionnaire 2008 (Revised)

Open Budget Survey 2006

Answers to the Open Budget Questionnaire 2006: Countries by Question
Excel Database of Answers to the Open Budget Questionnaire 2006 (Revised)