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Government Budget 100% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

This is a revision to Bart Hanssens' submission.

A comment by Bart Hanssens helped to clarify the legal openness of Belgiums budget: As explained on the website at the bottom of, the budget is actually passed as a law. The law on accouting and organisation of the budget ( - "Wet houdende organisatie van de begroting en van de comptabiliteit van de federale Staat"), article 44 - 47 explain that a budget-as-a-law-proposal has to be submitted and approved by the Parliament every year. And official acts like laws are not copyrighted in Belgium, as mentioned in

Data location - Dutch page - French page
Data licence   Budget is a law which cannot be copyrighted as this source shows:
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon May 15 2017 20:16:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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