Budget years covered

The budget status indicators presented in this currently available set of maps all relate to the 2010 fiscal year, that is, January to December 2010. The revenues and expenditures are ‘realised’ amounts thus showing the actual income and outlays for the year.

More recent data not yet available
It is not, as yet, possible to present budget-status indicator maps for 2011 because the end-of-fiscal year data for 2011 have not yet been published by the Ministry of Finance. It should also be noted that the population counts for each sub-national government area that are needed to produce the per capita indicators are not yet available either. Population counts for any year after 2010 are not expected to be available from Indonesia’s National Statistics office (BPS) until at least the end of 2012.

While the 2010 data presented in these maps is now a little bit old it can be expected that the patterns observed in the maps using data from more recent budgets (for example, 2011 or even 2012) would not be greatly different to those seen in 2010. This is because the size and composition of most government budgets tend to remain fairly stable over relatively short-periods of time. Of course, there are always exceptions and some budgets may be very different in their structure due to a post-election change in government or perhaps due to an urgent need to attend to a natural disaster or some other unusual event. Of the indicators, the balanced budget indicator (to do with the size of budget surpluses and deficits) is likely be more volatile from one year to another. Readers should look to acquiring more time-series data to assess the budget management performance of any particular government area if that is their main interest