Budget Data Resources
The following is a list of useful web resources for the budgetary scholar. This list is not comprehensive and if you don't see an important site here that should be included, please contact us.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: This site concentrates on public sector budgeting and accounting issues. It assesses and supports member's budget practices and procedures.
World Bank/OECD: The site presents and discusses the results of the survey on Budget Practices and Procedures.
IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook:The yearbook lists government expenditures in nine categories for most OECD countries. Data collection starts in 1973.
European Union's Budget Activities and Finance Activities: The sites provide detailed documentation and data about the European Union's budget and political processes.
- Individual Countries:
Individual country websites provide a wealth of information about the budgetary process and some offer downloadable versions of recent budgets. When available, links to the budget division within ministries are provided.
Australian Government's Department of Finance and Administration
Canadian Department of Finance
Danish Finance Ministry
Dutch Ministry of Finance
Finnish Ministry of Finance
French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI)
German Ministry of Finance
Icelandic Ministry of Finance
Irish Department of Finance
Italian Ministry of Finance
Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOFO)
New Zealand's Treasury Department
Norwegian Ministry of Finance
Portuguese Budget General Directorate in the Ministry of Finance
Spanish Treasury Department
Swedish Ministry of Finance
Swiss Finance Department
United Kingdom's Treasury Department
United States' Office of Management and Budget
Degrees of Democracy
U.K. government expenditure data is available thru this project directed by Soroka and Wlezien.
James True's U.S. Federal Budget Dataset
Jim True's documentation of the creation and organization of the U.S. federal budget dataset, including both Budget Authority and Outlays data.