Graphic representing Barcelona Pressupost Obert (Open Budget)

Barcelona Pressupost Obert (Open Budget)
Barcelona, Spain

A tool created for citizens and all those people or organizations that may be interested, which aims to facilitate the analysis and understanding of the budgets of the City of Barcelona.

Accountability and the right to know are essential conditions for an open governance policy. The current Catalan Law on Transparency (2014) has led to many changes within the administration, including having to publish expenses and revenue from public money. In 2016, Barcelona City Council created the Pressupost Obert (Open Budget) tool to make city budgets more understandable. Via this online tool, users can browse budget information by department and by year, and find out invoicing information, among other functionalities, which allows them to compare the budget forecast with what was actually spent. It also includes interactive graphics that help users understand where revenue comes from, where public money is being spent and why. All data is available in open format, may be downloaded and can be read in Catalan, Spanish and English.

Organization Type: Government/public sector
Status: Active
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Founded: 2016
Last Modified: 3/9/2023
Added on: 6/22/2021

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Evidence of this project's impact:"

The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld Civio and overturned the National Court’s ruling that limited citizens’ right to information (Source, 2020-3 )

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