The organisation budget element allows publishers to state the country that the budget applies to, but it’s not possible to add any other detail about the budget.
The organisation budget element also does not allow publishers to state how tentative their budget is - only the amount submitted to parliament.
In some countries the amount submitted to parliament and the amount agreed by parliament are sometimes radically different, particularly in the U.S.
It’s important to capture both the amount that is finally agreed as well as the amount that is being considered, and it helps other donors decide which countries or sectors they should allocate their aid to if they are aware of other donors’ plans.
- Organisation budget also does not have a way to state the tentativeness of the budget.
Add a new attribute, “type”, to organisation budget elements, with the following codelist (might need to think about this):
- Agency submitted to budget office
- Budget office submitted to parliament
- Parliament approved budget
- Agency firm budget