Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open Budget Index 2010

International Budget Partnership (IBP) has prepared the Open Budget Index (OBI), which awards score to governments around the world on the breadth of their consultation process and the depth of accountability to the citizens. Nepal’s OBI score for 2010 was 45. That of Sri Lanka’s, at 67. The scores of India (67), Bangladesh (48), and Pakistan (38).
Countries with a score of 81-100 are those providing extensive information in their budget documents; a score of 61-80 indicates significant information, 41-60 means ‘some information,’ 21-40 stands for ‘minimal information,’ and at the bottom of the heap, zero to 20 indicates scant or no information.
While France, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and the US rank high in the score.

For full report on Nepal, Click here.