Scholarly Contribution to Database/Website
New Zealand, US and UK Outrank Australia in Scores on Budget Transparency
Miranda Stewart, Teck Chi Wong
Published : 2018
Australia ranks 12th in the Open Budget Index, and scores 74, much higher than the global average of 42 and the OECD average of 68. But Australia’s budget could still be more transparent if it included more on the budget’s impact on welfare and tax and by gender. The Open Budget Index is published every two years and ranks countries using a transparency score, which is based on a survey for each country about publishing of budget documents, budget oversight and public participation.