- Funding of USD 44.1 million in Fiscal Year 2009.
- Staffed by 235 people.
- Mission to provide "Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget"
There are surely important differences between the needs of a congressional and parliamentary system, so direct comparisons might not be appropriate. However, the need remains for independent analyses of budget proposals from either the Government or the Opposition side of the House and the OPBO is a great way to do so effectively.