Vietnam’s 2021 budget disclosure and transparency score increased 9 places


In the above survey results, the component scores for the three pillars have made many improvements, reaching 44/100 points for the Budget transparency pillar, 17/100 points for the Public participation pillar. , 80/100 points for the pillar of Budget monitoring, all pillars increased by 6 points compared to 2019.

Vietnam’s budget transparency score increased 9 places compared to 2019.

The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is an initiative to promote publicity and transparency of the budget, coordinated by IBP with independent social organizations (in Vietnam, the Center for Development and Integration – CDI). Currently more than a hundred countries around the world, the assessment cycle is every 2 years since 2006.

The Ministry of Finance has participated in OBS assessment since 2015 and has so far participated in 4 surveys in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. After each survey, Vietnam’s OBS score has improved. significantly. The OBS2021 ranking results show Vietnam’s efforts in increasing publicity and transparency of the budget.

In addition to continuing to apply the provisions of the 2015 State Budget Law in the direction of expanding the scope, audience, content and form of publicity, Vietnam has approached and implemented international good practices, such as: publicize the data of the 3-year state budget-financial plan, develop a citizen budget report in simple and easy-to-understand language, and implement various forms of disseminating information to the people. creating favorable conditions for people to easily grasp information, thereby increasing interest and active participation in the process of budget formulation and monitoring.

The highlight of Vietnam’s OBS2021 results is the improvement in scores on the Public Participation pillar, reaching 17/100, higher than the global average of 14/100, an increase of 6 points compared to 2019. .

To achieve this result, the Ministry of Finance has implemented a mechanism to directly consult the people through seminars organized by the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) on the draft budget, through That provided information, as well as received valuable comments from scientists, organizations and individuals to complete the state budget estimate and submit it to the National Assembly for decision.

Notably, from 2020, the Ministry of Finance has operated the State Budget Public Portal, which provides timely and complete information and data of the state budget and supports convenient exploitation and search. , according to different information dimensions; at the same time is ready to receive comments from organizations and individuals in the process of making state budget estimates.

In the coming time, the Ministry of Finance will continue to perform well publicizing the state budget and guide, inspect and supervise localities and ministries/sectors to strictly implement the disclosure in accordance with the provisions of the State Budget Law. In order to create maximum conditions for people to access and exploit state budget information, the State Budget Publication Portal will be upgraded and completed in the direction of scientifically arranging and organizing data. mining through electronic means.

The Ministry of Finance also constantly cooperates with international organizations and civil society organizations in researching, amending and supplementing legal regulations on publicity and transparency of the budget, as well as sharing, exchange information and promote propaganda among all classes of people to improve understanding and attract people’s attention.

Le Kim Lien

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