India has secured a score of 67 per cent in a global survey about the quantity and type of budget information that governments make available to the public during the course of budget year.
"India scores 67 per cent on the OBI, 2010 conducted in 94 countries... India scores much better than most of its neighbours barring Sri Lanka which has a similar score on the Index," a survey today said.
The survey was done by city-based Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) in collaboration with the US agency International Budget Partnership (IBP).
A country's placement within a performance category was determined by averaging the responses to 92 questions on a questionnaire related to information contained in eight key budget documents that all countries should make available to the public.
The parameters used to garner this information include public access to budget information, opportunities to participate in the budgetary processes and scrutiny by the legislature.