Guatemala BOOST Public Expenditure Database

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The Open Budgets Portal is the first effort to create a one-stop shop for budget data worldwide with the hope of bringing visibility to countries’ efforts in this field, facilitating access and promoting use of spending data, and motivating other countries into action. The purpose of the BOOST project is to enhance the transparency and efficiency of public spending across the globe by improving access to government expenditure data and linking spending to relevant results. The BOOST team has collected and processed detailed government expenditure data from more than a dozen countries, creating easy-to-use databases that have been employed by World Bank researchers on a variety of projects.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Public Sector Management
Economy Coverage: 
Lower Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Spanish
Number of Economies: 
1
Geographical Coverage: 
Guatemala
External Contact Email: 
Custom License Information: 

Commercial use of these datasets is prohibited. Dissemination must cite "BOOST Public Expenditure Database, World Bank Group" and must state that commercial use of the data is prohibited.

GP & CCSAs: 
Governance
Temporal Coverage: 
2004 - 2013

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
No fixed schedule
Release Date: 
December 13, 2013

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
October 30, 2014
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The Guatemala BOOST expenditure database was constructed on the basis of data provided to the World Bank by the Guatemalan Ministry of Finance. Having a strong tradition of fiscal transparency, Guatemala was the first Latin American country to join the Open Budgets Portal. This dataset presents five different stages of the budget cycle dissected in seven levels of economic classification, three levels of functional classification, three levels of source of financing, two levels of program classification and three levels of administrative classifications broken down at central government level (ministries, departments and individual spending units) and local level (regions and municipalities). It features data from 2004 onwards for central level and 2008 onwards for municipal data. The creation of this database was the first systematic exercise to reconcile the data presented in SICOIN and in SIAF, the systems that capture expenditures by the central and the local governments respectively. With the guidance of the country authorities, World Bank technicians created a reconciled economic chart of accounts to allow comparisons among the different levels of government. A particular feature of the Guatemala BOOST is that, thanks to recent innovations introduced in the SICOIN in 2010, the majority of central spending can be tagged to regions and municipalities. As a result, the dataset provides a fairly comprehensive picture of spending data at the sub-national level. The figures presented in this database, and even information updated on a daily basis, can be accessed through the data links offered in this page as well as those provided in the country resource page. Users are encourage to visit the country portals for more updated information. Database users should be aware of the potential limitations of the datasets. We urge users to consult the users’ manuals to learn more about these limitations and take them into account when analyzing their countries’ budgets.
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The Open Budgets Portal is the first effort to create a one-stop shop for budget data worldwide with the hope of bringing visibility to countries’ efforts in this field, facilitating access and promoting use of spending data, and motivating other countries into action. The purpose of the BOOST project is to enhance the transparency and efficiency of public spending across the globe by improving access to government expenditure data and linking spending to relevant results. The BOOST team has collected and processed detailed government expenditure data from more than a dozen countries, creating easy-to-use databases that have been employed by World Bank researchers on a variety of projects.

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Temporal Coverage

2004 - 2013

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5
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
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Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
1
Update Frequency: 
Custom License Information: 

Commercial use of these datasets is prohibited. Dissemination must cite "BOOST Public Expenditure Database, World Bank Group" and must state that commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2004
End Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Release Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Modified date: 
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