Only country in the world where the BOOST platform was built from the official transparency portals. The information to build Mexico’s Federal database includes revenues, public debt and expenditures (approved and executed amounts) by the Federal government. The information was taken from the official website of the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédtio Público (Ministry of Finance) and by the Transparencia Presupuestaria, Observatorio del Gasto (Fiscal Transparency portal) for the period between 2008 and 2014. The information to build Mexico’s State and Municipal database includes revenues, public debt and expenditures (only executed amounts) by the state and municipal governments. The information was taken from the Sistema Estatal y Municipal de Base de Datos (State and Municipal System Databases (SIMBAD) for the period between 1989 and 2014.
Mexico’s Federal data classifies the information in five economic classifications, three functional classifications, two administrative classifications and three program classifications. Additionally, it identifies the source of funding and a geographical classification from 2012.
The State and Municipal’s data presents the information dissected in one economic classifications and two administrative classifications. Additionally, it identifies a geographical classification for the executed amounts.
Database users should be aware of the potential limitations of the datasets. We urge users to consult the users’ manuals to learn more about these limitations and take them into account when analyzing their countries’ budgets.