Uganda holds the first position in East Africa and 18th globally in respect of easy public access to information about the National Budget and financial activities.
The Open Budget Survey 2012 results indicate that Uganda scored 65% ease of access.
Kenya is in the second position with 49%, Tanzania follows with 47% and Rwanda 8%.
Globally, Uganda is ranked 18th out of the 100 countries surveyed, with a score much higher than the average of 43%, indicating that the Government was found to be more vigilant in ensuring that its citizens adequately get access to significant budget information that helps in holding government accountable.
South Africa, the best in Africa, scored 90% globally.
The survey was conducted by the Uganda Debt Network (UDN) in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (IBP), a US-based independent think tank.