Budget Transparency Survey 2015 Reports & More

The CIRDDOC’s States Budget Transparency Survey (SBTS) is the country’s only independent, comparable measure of budget transparency, participation, and procurement processes. The States Budget Transparency Survey 2015 examines 36 states of Nigeria, measuring three aspects of how state governments are managing public finances. 

  • Budget transparency: the amount, level of detail, and 

timeliness of budget information state governments are making publicly available. Each state is given a score between 0 and 100 that determines its ranking on the Budget Transparency Index.

  • Budget participation: the opportunities state governments are providing to civil society and the general public to engage in decisions about how public resources are raised and spent.
  • Procurement: which measures how robust state procurement processes are and how much information is provided throughout the process.

The States Budget Transparency Survey 2015 finds that 32 of 36 states surveyed lack adequate systems for ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and effectively. Each of these 32 fall short on at least one of the key pillars of budget accountability: budget transparency, public participation, and procurement. Nineteen states fall short across all three pillars. Download resources below to learn more.

Download State Budget Transparency Survey 2015 Report

Budget Transparency Index 2015 Rankings

The States Budget Transparency Index is the nation’s only independent and comparative measure of budget transparency at the state level. The Budget Transparency Index scores each state from 0 to 100, based on the average responses to the 59 indicators the States Budget Transparency Survey uses to measure budget transparency. These indicators are used to assess the number of publicly available key budget documents and their contents; the extent to which the state involve citizens throughout the budget process; and how robust state procurement processes are and how much information is provided throughout the process. See how the 36 states surveyed compare on the Budget Transparency Index 2015

Download 2015 Budget Transparency Index Ranking
Download 20015 State Summaries