[wdmmg-discuss] bringing together spending of all UN countries
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Feb 15 11:08:01 GMT 2011
Worth asking folks at the UN? In which case what, exactly, do we want
to ask for? "UN member state budgets classified according to COFOG"?
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Friedrich Lindenberg
<friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi Lisa,
> I really like this idea, and I hope we can get anywhere close to a
> full comparison of UN members state budgets.
> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Lisa Evans <lisa.evans at okfn.org> wrote:
>> - I believe, but I don't know for sure, that 192 United Nations member
>> states each year classifies their spending under the COFOG system
> This would be fantastic if it were true but at least in Germany I
> doubt it: I've queried the finance ministry for a cofog mapping of
> their financial releases and they don't seem to have any (plus they
> would not release it). The only link between German spending and COFOG
> I've found so far was one established by our national statistics unit
> a few years ago in an exploratory study. They, too, won't release the
> mapping sheets used.
> I wonder, though: we do have a functional classification of spending
> which is functionally equivalent to COFOG. How do you rate the
> "credibility risk" in manually mapping this?
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