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NationalDeclaraciones Juradas Abiertas Legislativo, La Nación, Poder Ciudadano and ACIJA tool that shows asset declarations of public officers, judges and legislators in a simple and easy way.Parliament, elections and elected officials, JudiciaryMaría Baronmbaron@directoriolegislativo.org
2BangladeshNationalVoteBD (Shushashoner Janya Nagorik, or Citizens for Good Governance)Voter registration recordsVoteBD is a web-based platform that tracks, compiles, and disseminates information about politicians and electoral candidates in Bangladesh. The website was the first in Bangladesh to make voter registration records accessible to citizens, so they could check the presence or absence of their names and any errors in the listing.VoteBD enabled citizens to take necessary steps to ensure that their names and correct details were entered in the list, thereby making them eligible to cast their vote in the various elections. Also, a significant number of voters had changed their voting preferences on the basis of the candidate-related information provided by VoteBD.Parliament, elections and elected officialsMuzaffar Ahmed, Badiul Alam Majumdar from technology for transparency network
BBoliviaNationalAkoma Ntoso2012SeguriMapasCrime data from official sources, tweets• The crimes and acts of violence are concentrated in a single solution map, with the official data sources and data reports provided by citizens for various technological means.
• This solution will allow both responsible for creating policies public and those responsible for fighting crime a valuable source of information to guide their actions and make their forecasts.
• On the other hand the solution, being an open nature allow citizens to be informed about the security situation of their geographical areas of interest.
To better informed citizens about crime problems in their community, and also provide data for authorities to better combat crimeCrime/Security
4BrazilNationale-Democracia platform Chamber of DeputiesThe platform includes the following features:
1) Integration with Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail; 2) Live chats between legislators and citizens; 3) Interactive polling platform for different issues; 4) Broadcasting for public hearings; 5) “Video forums” for legislators, where even those uncomfortable with new social media approaches to communication can record short (2-7 minute) video responses using a smartphone to respond to voters directly.
The e-Democracia platform offers simple web 2.0 tools to allow citizens to interact with lawmakers on specific issues, helping to connect Brazilian citizens to national lawmakers across thousands of miles of geography. Citizens can use the portal and social media platforms to engage Congressmen, mark-up legislation, and propose and debate solutions to policy problems. The platform has facilitated cross-country dialogue among disparate groups and has thousands of active users. It has also improved legislative transparency.Parliament, elections and elected officialsCristiano Ferri Fariacristiano.faria@camara.leg.br
5BrazilNationalPortal do Acesso a Informação e Sistema Eletrônico do Serviço de Acesso a Informação (E-SIC)
16/05/2012Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)
Diverse Ministries and bodies of the Federal Public Administration
6BulgariaNationalActive Transparency Rating to Information ProgrammeWebsites of 535 Public BodiesAn audit on institutional website to evaluate how the executive bodies fulfill their obligations for proactive publication of information online under the Access to Public Information Act (APIA) and other legal regulations and to assess their readiness to respond to electronic requests. On the base of the audit indicators, AIP has launched an annual Active Transparency Rating of Bulgarian institutions.The Bulgarian law does not provide for a public body to oversee, control and enforce APIA implementation, including the proactive publication of information online. In the absence of such an authority, the Active Transparency Rating, launched by AIP, serves as a model for public bodies to develop their websites in line with active transparency standards and legal requirements for online publication of information and increase their active transparency.AuditDiana Banchevadiana@aip-bg.org
7CanadaProvince (British Columbia) of Province of British Columbia, CanadaThe BC open data portal contains data across a broad spectrum of subjects; access to tools to visualise and analyse the data; and a blog with posts related to the data. The contextualisation of the original document is accomplished through the possibility to “follow” the document, tracing its progression, and the source document link is provided alongside the dataset. The contact form encourages users to ask questions, to enquire about more data when needed, as well as to provide general or specific feedback.Three main aims: 1) Citizen participation and supporting a community around open data; 2) Data self-service – transforming the way government is present on the web and providing automated access to information; and 3) Business innovation – encouraging the use and re-use of data for fostering innovation through better information and certainly in government policy.Data portalDavid Wrate, DataBC
8CanadaNationalFundtrackerhttp://www.ajah.ca2010AjahT3010 tax forms, government spending reportsPrimary usage of the data is to offer a commercial funder research tool for Canadian charities. The second is to build custom tools and reports for groups of Canadian funders to help them collaborate.Our commercial service helps Canadian non-profit better target potential funders. Our custom services help funders collaborate in addressing social problems. You can visit for more information about that.N/AMichael
9CanadaInternationalVillages Without Borders AppsOpen Data PortalsFree, online knowledge repository for citiesOpen Data examples any city can use to prosperN/AJohn
10CanadaAll levelsRepresent North Inc.1. Electoral boundaries from each government.
2. Elected officials' contact information in a common CSV schema from a growing number of participating municipal governments.
3. Elected officials' contact information scraped by our scripts (i.e. not open data).
Represent is a web service to lookup the electoral districts matching an address or postal code, and to lookup the contact information of elected officials at all levels of government in Canada.Represent is used by Canadian labour unions and nonprofits - especially environmental nonprofits - to run email campaigns, map their members/supporters to electoral districts for organizing purposes, and to provide relevant information based on electoral district. It is also used by media and companies.Parliament, elections and elected officialsJames
11CanadaNationalThe Member of Parliament Website Project's websitesSamara’s Member of Parliament Website Project analyzed the websites of 300 members of the Canadian Parliament (MPs) to better understand how MPs use their websites and the extent to which MPs take advantage of the opportunity the Internet provides to allow them to better connect with their constituents. Samara created a list of 14 criteria that were analysed by volunteers for each website. Samara summarized the results in an infographic that can be shared across social media platforms. They also provide a list of the Top MPs websites and a checklist of tips for elected officials’ websites.Encourage MP to interact with citizens and voters via online platform and to make their websites more participatory.Parliament, elections and elected officialsJane Hildermanjane.hilderman@samaracanada.com
12RussiaNationalReclamos submitted to the is a collaborative website that uses crowdsourced consumer complaints to create and publish consumer satisfaction rates for Chilean companies and government agencies. In practice, Reclamos (the Spanish word for “claim”) is a web platform that intelligently groups the negative opinions of users of certain services in order to achieve greater transparency in the consumer market and to exercise a kind of distributed control over commercial conditions and business practices in Chile. receives complaints from users and keeps a database of each complaint’s origin, the identity of the user, and the type of claim. Random human oversight by a team of volunteers aims to prevent the publication of false claims and content not pertaining to the objectives of the website. The system is based on free software that tags companies with regular consumer problems.- Improve services of business, raise consumer awareness, create media pressure, point of reference for regulatory authorities

While is configured as a collective system of claims, over time it has evolved into an important tool for consumer awareness in Chile. The project’s aggregate indices show trends with respect to consumers’ rights for both private companies and state enterprises, and these trends are often taken into account by companies who hope to improve their pro-consumer practices. In addition, has informal links with traditional media to support the distribution of the aggregated results. The platform has become an important point of reference for the implementation of consumer rights by government agencies that deal with these matters, such as the National Consumer Service.
BusinessRafael Bravo from technology for transparency network
13ChinaCity (Hong Kong)Budget visualization
2014 & 2015South China Morning Post (SCMP) South China Morning Post deconstructed and visualized the data from the 2014-15 Hong Kong Budget.The project informs citizens about how HK government spends and earns money, in order to encourage discussion and citizens' engagement on public finance and budget allocation.Budget, JournalismCedric Sam
14ChinaCity (Hong Kong) of Hong KongThe datasets are provided by different government departments and public organisations. The portal is maintained by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.DATA.GOV.HK is coordinated by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer with the participation of different government departments and public organisations to disseminate various types of Public Sector Information (PSI) for free re-use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use as published on DATA.GOV.HK and related websites.To be proven.Data
15ChinaNationalChina Pollution Map
2006Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE)Data from MEP and crowdsourcingChina pollution map aggregates governmental data and crowdsource to monitor corporate environmental performance, pinpoint geographical locations of pollution sources and to act as an informational platform on regional pollution status, such as water and air quality, and pollutant discharge rankings.Holding factories and corporations who emit pollutants accountableEnvironment, PollutionMA Jun
16ChinaNationalEP Mapwww.epmap.org2013Shanghai QingYuePublic data from government and crowdsourcing:
EP maps is an online platform that aggregates government environmental data with crowd-sourced data monitoring to reconcile what's happening across the country. It allows users to make better life decisions based on the water, air, and land quality of the area around them. And empowers them to collectively work towards positive change.Inform citizen to make better life decision, exert pressure on government for cleaning up the environmentEnvironment, PollutionLIU Chunleixianglongit@163.com
17ChinaNationalOpen Environmental Data Initiative (Air Pollution); (Water Pollution)
2014Shanghai QingYue and Open Data ChinaPublic Data from Chinese Government as well as FOIA requestOpen Environmental Data Initiative is an ongoing project aiming to liberate water, air and silo data from government. Even though the government already released many data in public channel but they are often not in usable format and requires certain level of tech skill to get the data which NGOs and Journalists often do not have. The project currently release air quality data from all available stations across the country and surface water quality data scraped from gov website as open data (but no license yet)help non-tech group such as NGOs, academics and journalists to access and use environmental data to study, promote and potentially solve environmental problem in ChinaEnvironment, PollutionLIU Chunleixianglongit@163.com
18Costa RicaNationalQuien Paga Manda Paga MandaCrowdsourcing platform from is a website that publishes information related to customer service and consumer rights in Costa Rica, particularly consumers’ experiences that put in evidence legal gaps and bad commercial practices detrimental to the public interest. Among other tools, the website includes a blog, a rating system and a section to submit questions to experts. In some cases, the website connects consumers with government agencies, businesses or lawyers who can help them solve a specific problem. Some companies provide responses after seeing a complaint published or solve the issue when contacted.The website assumes that visibility can oftentimes be more effective than legal processes to counteract such practices and it intends to help consumers learn from the mistakes and experiences experienced by others, so they can be more proactive in defending their own interests and making their rights effective.BusinessHazel FeigenblattTwitter: @quienpagamandaRetrieved from technology for transparency network
19Czech RepublicMunicipal1st Prague geodata hackathon Motejl FundPrague Institute of Planning and DevelopmentThe hackathon wanted to open Prague's geodata to the public and show examples of its meaningful use. It was a first programming marathon in which a public office participated.The hackathon built a bridge between data geeks and Prague's geodata department. 6 new apps, visualisations and prototypes were built. Prague Institute of Planning and Development also gained invaluable feedback about their data solutions. And the outcomes go way beyond the event - some of the participants became long-term collaborators of the Institute (and the community has a voice in the planning process). The hackathon was also one of the factors that enabled a new open data directive. We're also finalising a case study and a how-to for organising hackathons, which will be shared freely.geodataMichaela Rybičkovámichaela.rybickova@motejl.cz
20Czech RepublicNationalOpening data together (2nd #opendatacz challenge) Motejl FundvariousThe aim of the challenge Opening Data Together is to contribute to the development of open data apps and also to promote open data to general public (by showing examples of digital services that can improve everyday life of citizens). In 2014 edition, 24 apps competed. Some already existed and needed just a little polishing, some were brand new, initiated by the contest. We also piloted a mentoring program, where experts from business sector helped NGOs, students and startups to improve their apps.We managed to bring developers and data enthusiasts, public sector representatives and companies together. The data providers, mostly public officers met the users face to face (at the launch) and discussed the benefits and potential of open government data. We also managed to initiate new apps and projects and support the best, so that they can be further improved. Another goal was to promote open data to general public via examples of practical apps. The challenge received 50 media mentions, 130 tweets and 6000+ Facebook reach.N/AMichal Kubáňmichal.kuban@motejl.cz
21Czech RepublicNationaltransparentnivolby.cz International Czech RepublicCrowdsourcing from citizensMembers of the public can report election fraud and unfairness in all cities and villages. These reports will be processed by Transparency International Czech Republic’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre.Empower citizens to monitor election and ensure the process is conducted fairly.Parliament, elections and elected officials
22El SalvadorNationalDatosElSalvadorwww.datoselsalvador.org2014Open Knowledge El SalvadorGovernment ineligible data and other multiple data sourcesDatosElSalvador is the first open data portal in El Salvador, created by civil society for show that the open knowledge is value and necessary if we want more and better opportunities for our society. In a country where government does not open data we did it and now we are happy to join our initiative with many others OSC that join our events and are talking about the experience and value of open data in El Salvador. In Central America we are the only portal built by OSC and at this day we have more than 60 dataset and 250 resources in csv.We opened data in a country where the information "travels" in a pdf. We were the first ones that promote and showed the value of open data in our country not just by building the portal but to keeping growing and develop the first open data apps challenge in El Salvador. Our portal and strategy is giving people the chance to create.Data portalIris Palmaabriendo@datoselsalvador.org
23European UnionEU-wideLobbyFacts Europe Observatory, LobbyControl, Friends of the Earth Europe.EU's Transparency Register ( make it easier to understand and use the existing data on EU lobbying; make it possible to compare, order and analyse data; help anyone who wants to track lobbyists and their influence at the EU level (journalists, activists, decision-makers and citizens); and expose the inaccuracies and lack of information in the current register.Create lobby transparency that reveals the lobby pressures on decision-makers and can help to ensure that they listen to a variety of views when making policy; transparency can illustrate lobbying imbalances in terms of staff numbers and spending power; and it can substantially reduce unethical or unscrupulous lobbying. Ultimately, lobby transparency should lead to better public policy-making.Business, Lobbying
24European UnionEU-widePaastot.fiPaastot.fiPaastot.fiEuropean Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) covers all the EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. The service can view Europe's biggest polluters on an interactive map interface. The service can create a general idea of what kind of emission sources in the surrounding area have, and to compare different countries' environmental space. The service helps to relate the emission orders of magnitude. The user can compare, for example, the Talvivaara mine and coal-fired central Helsinki various pollutants emission levels.Inform citizens about carbon dioxide, heavy metal and phosphorus emissions in all the EU countriesEnvironmentPetja Partanen, Communications Company Tarinatakomo
25European UnionEU-wideParltrack ParliamentParltrack is a European initiative to improve the transparency of legislative processes. It combines information on dossiers, representatives, vote results and committee agendas into a unique database and allows the tracking of dossiers using email and RSS. Most of the data presented is also available for further processing in JSON format. Using Parltrack it's easy to see at a glance which dossiers are being handled by committees and MEPs.Civic engagement in law-making and parliamentary processParliament, elections and elected officialsparltrack@ctrlc.hu
26European UnionEU-wideEU Integrity Watchwww.integritywatch.eu2014Transparency International EU OfficeDeclarations of Financial Interest of members of the European Parliament - in collaboration with ParlTrackEU Integrity Watch is a user-friendly interactive database that provides a unique overview of the activities of members of the European Parliament. By simply clicking on the graphs or the list below users can rank, sort and filter MEPs. Thereby the database allows to better monitor potential conflicts of interests or to identify those MEPs with more outside activities with the help of the External Activity Indicator (EAI).Information of outside activities and incomes of members of the European Parliament become visible and overall analysis is possible. This provides a unique overview of the information and allows to discern certain trends, such as particularly high incomes in certain countries, political groups, committees...Parliament, elections and elected officialsDaniel
27European UnionEU-wideLobbyPlag Data CityEurope versus Facebook ( the European Parliament is about to adopt a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Over 3000 amendments were submitted in the committees involved with the regulation, hundreds of pages in proposals by lobby organisations had their impact on this highly volatile process. LobbyPlag aims to make this whole process transparent and comprehensible. You can compare the lobbyists requests and the committee members proposals and learn which impact the changes would have on the protection of your data.Involving citizens in law-making for GDPR, by keeping them better informed for the whole processParliament, elections and elected officials, Lobbying
28FranceNationalLa Fabrique de la Loi Citoyens, Sciences Po’s médialab and Density, NosDéputé, the Senate and the National AssemblyParliamentary monitoring website which gives an unprecedented view of more than 40,000 amendments to some 300 French legal texts.Civic engagement in law-making and parliamentary processParliament, elections and elected officialscontact@lafabriquedelaloi.fr
29FranceNationalParlement & Citoyens - Démocratie OuverteThe platform allows citizens to contribute their analysis and ideas to parliamentarians as they develop legislation. After a parliamentarian publishes a short video and text description outlining a problem they have observed in society and the solutions they think can be codified in a law, citizens upload their ideas about the possible causes of the problem. Citizens then have the opportunity to upload their own ideas and vote for those that most effectively characterize the problem and contribute to a solution. SmartGov synthesizes the results and hosts a public debate between the MP and active participants in the online discussion. The parliamentarian proposes a bill in parliament based on the results.To allow citizens to participate directly in the legislative process, enable collective intelligence to make more efficient and responsible laws and improve the transparency of the legislative process.Parliament, elections and elected officialsArmel Le Cozarmel@smartgov.fr
30GeorgiaNationalPublic Information Database www.opendata.ge
2010Created by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in 2010 and joined by three other Georgian NGOs in February 2014: Transparency International Georgia (TI-G), Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Green Alternative (GI)Replies to FOI requests sent to public institutions of GeorgiaThe goal of the project is to support development of freedom of information by increasing level of accountability of state authorities, ensuring civic engagement in decision-making process, as well as by supporting public monitoring and control of the government. The project has three main objectives: awareness raising (stakeholders & civil society), advocacy campaign (FOI changes) and watchdog activities.Social impact of has many dimensions: (1) regularly updating online database of public information; (2) qualitative as well as quantitative analysis of received public information, published on blog, web-site, in annual bulletins etc. (3) raising social awareness on FOI in Georgia; (4) developing case law on public information disclosure via referring certain disputes to the Court; (5) advocating policy changes based on existing practice; (6) Drawing annual ratings of Access to Public Information and awarding the most accountable and closed public institutions (7) assisting citizens in receiving public information etc.Data portalTamar
All activities of the project are linked here:

Latest report can be found here:
31GeorgiaNationalTenderMonitor.geTenderMonitor.geTransparency International GeorgiaCompetition and State Procurement Agency’s online procurement is an open-source procurement monitoring and analytics portal which takes the data from the government’s central e-procurement website and repackage it into more user-friendly formats. The portal generates profiles of procurement transactions of all government agencies and of all the companies that bid for public contracts. It can also generate aggregate statistical data on what the government spends money on. Users can download bulk data and set up free email alerts – that way, a reporter can get an email every time the local municipality announces or awards a larger contract.The tool helps identifying tenders that face increased risks for corruption, based on patterns in the data, so that reporters and anti-corruption activists or government investigators can develop analysis and tell stories that inform the public more about transparent government procurement.Procurement
32GeorgiaNationalGeorgia's e-procurement platform of GeorgiaGovernment dataThe main features of the e-procurement platform include:
- information on individual tender documentation, documents submitted by bidders, participating bidders, their bids and all signed and amended contracts
- a clarification mechanism, where bidders can submit questions/requests for clarification regarding bids and receive an answer online within a short timeframe
- company white list, which consists of a list of companies that have been considered reliable in the past
- company black list, containing all legal entities that have been barred from contracting with the public sector
- integrated appeal mechanism, where bidders can file complaints regarding a specific tender
- electronic dispute resolution, where complaints put forward by bidders are reviewed by the review board which includes a representative from Transparency International Georgia. All complaints and decisions made by the Board are available on the portal.
The e-procurement platform helped to streamline procurement processes, increasing competition, limiting the discretionary power of procurement officials, enhancing transparency and in turn reducing the opportunities for corruption. In addition, the procurement information is also instrumental for civil society organisations, citizens and the media to hold the government to account. For instance, TI Georgia gathers the information disclosed on the e-procurement portal and publishes it on another website ( in a user friendly manner where the public can search, monitor and analyse the contracts. While the information published by the Georgian government is very useful, only data on individual cases is made available. TI Georgia has thus been aggregating this data so that profiles of procurement transactions of all government agencies and of all companies that bid for public contracts can be made available (Huter & Chanturia 2014).Procurement, Data portal
33GermanyMunicipalTempelhofer Feld: Where What Will be Built Knowledge Foundation GermanyCode for Germany’s Tempelhofer Feld project visualizes the construction plans encompassing 150 - 400 hectare of one of Berlin’s largest and most beloved city parks. Plans to build over the recreational space to meet demand for apartments met a great deal of public criticism, leading to a public referendum. The result was a beautiful and helpful visualization that was published on the Berliner Morgenpost’s website prior to the referendum to prepare and inform citizens before their vote.After the vote in May 2014, citizens ruled against gentrification interests and in favor of preserving the park as it is today. The project responded to demand in understanding how projected changes would affect a popular recreational space. It also arguably helped influence a vote that is keeping living spaces more affordable for Berliners.InfrastructureSonia Khan, Julia, julia.kloiber@okfn.org
34GermanyMunicipalTransparent Munich Knowledge Foundation GermanyLegislative data from the Munich Council Information SystemCode for Germany’s Transparent Munich project enables its citizens to quickly and easily locate information about their local government. The portal hosts a number of customizable, user-friendly features: A calendar compatible RSS feed to inform citizens when the next city council or committee meetings are taking place, an e-mail alert system to notify subscribers when new documents matching their search criteria become available, information on elected councilmembers, committee members, hearing agendas, meeting minutes, among other information all easy retrievable online. Furthermore, the portal also provides a glossary on pertinent legislative concepts and a simple breakdown (with video) on the local decision-making process in the City of Munich.Transparent Munich strengthens local democratic participation by informing citizens on legislative concepts on the local law-making process, thus helping individuals navigate complex bureaucratic processes.Parliament, elections and elected officialsSonia Khan, Julia, julia.kloiber@okfn.org
35GermanyRegionalBrokenLifts Association, the Berlin-Brandenburg Transit Authority in cooperation with the Project Office of HenkelheidlOperation data from the Berlin-Brandenburg Transit Authority (BVG)BrokenLifts publishes all out-of-order elevators at public transit stations in the metropolitan region of Berlin. Berlin-Brandenburg transit data on elevator malfunctions or failures is collected, bundled, and analyzed every 15 minutes. BrokenLifts is currently planning to expand to the broader Brandenburg region.BrokenLifts helps those most affected by elevator breakdowns to plan ahead. Given the large number of residents that rely on public transit––from the physically disabled to families with strollers. BrokenLifts promotes inclusion in the urban environment.Transportation, InfrastructureSonia Khan, Julia, julia.kloiber@okfn.org
36GermanyMunicipalWhat's in my tap water? Knowledge Foundation GermanyWater quality data from the local government of HeilbronnWhat’s in your tap water? Calcium? Magnesium? Chlorine? The Code for Germany team in Heilbronn developed a project providing local residents the exact breakdown of minerals and chemicals in their water based on their location. The project has proved to be a powerful open data-fueled information source directly related to everyday citizen consumption. The project was developed in close cooperation with the local administration which released data needed on local water quality. They then spread the word about the project to a local newspaper, which led to the launch of the “What´s in my tap water?” campaign.About two-thirds of the German population drinks tap water. Not only does the ‘What’s in your tap water’ campaign provide citizens in the region of Heilbronn with relevant public health information, it also serves as an illustrative example of how open data can create useful tools with the support of government and media stakeholders. The project was launched and developed in collaboration with a local newspaper.UtilitySonia Khan, Julia, julia.kloiber@okfn.org
37GreeceNationalVouliwatch is a digital platform that engages Greek citizens with legislative politics and grants them with the opportunity to communicate, evaluate and hold elected representatives in the Greek and the European Parliament (MPs & MEPs) accountable.An important achievement was the successful organisation of an open political discussion/debate based on our “Issue of the month” application. The topic was about Democracy & the EU and we had invited MEP candidates from 6 different political parties who had the chance to present their position as well as being challenged and questioned by the audience. This was our first attempt at transferring an online discussion to a live setting with the presence and active participation of politicians. We are proud to say that it was a great success and all involved parties, both speakers and audience were really pleased with the final outcome.Parliament, elections and elected officialsStefanos Loukopoulosstefanos@vouliwatch.gr
38GuatemalaNational CongressCongreso Transparentewww.congresotransparente.org2011Asociación Civil GuatecambiaData extracted from the National Congress portal by our organizationCongreso Transparente is a Guatemalan organization that aims to create a communication bridge between the members of Congress and the citizens of Guatemala through the release of information and the promotion of debate in subjects such as representation, legislative action and the legislative process.Our objective has been to support the debate and discussion of the actions of the members of Congress through open, transparent and reliable data through the the principles of open government (participation, transparency and collaboration). In that context, we are working on promoting the importance of citizen participation and supporting the citizens’ task of monitoring the Congress by providing them with the relevant information they need.Parliament, elections and elected officialsAngel Ramírezaramirez@congresotransparente.org
39HungaryNationalA new analytical framework with empirical applications from
Hungary of Cambridge, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Corruption Research Center BudapestVarious government data sourcesThe project develops algorithms to automatically flag cases of potential corruption using open data. It develops a new conceptual and analytical framework for gauging state capture based on micro-level contractual networks in public procurement.Improve understanding of the network structure of corruption and state capture opens new avenues of research and policy advice on anti-corruption efforts, budget deficit, market competition, and democratic contestation.BusinessMihály Fazekas, University of Cambridge and Corruption Research Center Budapestmihaly.fazekas@crcb.eu
40HungaryNationalKepmutatas.hu International Hungary, K-Monitor, Atlatszo.huA collaborative website that tracks election spending by political parties in Hungary.The website revealed that ruling party Fidesz’s expenditures are twice the legally permitted amount, for the 2014 election in Hungary.Parliament, elections and elected officials
41IndiaNationalInflation in India ShenoyOffice of the Economic AdviserVisualization of inflation data of India using a TreemapBetter inform citizens about economic dataFinance
42IndiaState (Chattisgarh)CGNet Swara Net VoiceCrowdsourcing from citizensCGNet Swara (Chhattisgarh Net Voice) gives voice to the tribal population of Chattisgarh, India, by providing them with a voice-based portal where they can report local issues using a landline or mobile phone. The reported content is reviewed by moderators and appropriate submissions are published for playback on the audio channel. Subscribers are alerted via SMS that new content is ready. To listen to the content, listeners send a missed call to the system, which then calls back and leads the caller through a simple interactive voice response system, allowing them to listen to the latest news and stories. The audio content can also be found on the CGNet Swara website for web browsers.Many of the estimated 80 million members of India's tribal communities lack access to any mainstream media outlets. This often poses serious barriers to their socio-economic development, as their grievances about government neglect and economic exploitation remain unvoiced. In addition, certain factions (such as the Maoist insurgency) can exploit their frustration and isolation to violent ends. CGNet Swara provided people with a platform to solve the abovementioned problems.JournalismShubhranshu Choudhary
Retrieved from technology for transparency network
43IndiaNationalNational Election Watch for Democratic ReformsOfficial sources from candidates (self-declared affidavits)ADR undertook a country-wide SMS and helpline campaign during Lok Sabha (lower house of the national parliament) elections in 2009. It also built an easy-to-use website,, through which information on election candidates, based on self-declared affidavits, is readily made available.To allow citizens to make informed decision while choosing candidates, and allow citizens to monitor the election processParliament, elections and elected officialsadr@adrindia.org from technology for transparency network
44IndiaNationalSatark Nagrik Sangathan’s Report Cards for Elected Representatives Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)For the 2014 parliamentary elections in India, SNS developed report cards for all MPs in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament). Report cards assessed the performance of MPs on the basis of the following objective parameters:
1. Performance in the Lok Sabha – attendance and number of questions raised.
2. Performance in Parliamentary Standing Committees – attendance in committee meetings.
3. Performance in allocation of MPLADS – under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), each MP can recommend development works to be carried out in his/her constituency. The report cards provide information on the expenditure incurred from the total amount of funds available to each MP.
SNS has created a new awareness among citizens about the responsibilities and performance of their representatives through educational public meetings and partnerships with media outlets. Report cards have reached a vast number of people; the daily circulation of some newspapers disseminating report cards is more than 1 million. Doordarshan, the public service broadcaster in India, has done several shows on the report cards as part of their program on the Right to Information Act which is broadcast on the national news channel.Parliament, elections and elected officialsAnjali Bhardwajanjali.sns@gmail.com
45IndiaMunicipalPraja from citizensPraja (“Citizens” or “Public”) is an Indian organization that describes itself as a “social networking site for people interested in local urban civic issues.” Its website collects citizens’ input on which issues are most pressing and encourages participants to help develop solutions to these issues. Then it brings these issues to the attention of government authorities and offline communication with public officials is posted online so citizens can see if progress is made. Visitors can use Praja’s website as a tool to track discussions, proposals, specific tasks and events related to specific issues. The organization is also spearheading an open data project in Karnataka State. The project is still in the pilot phase, but the goal is to define and collect government datasets, make them available in open formats, and encourage citizen development of applications using this data.Encourage citizen engagement is public affairs and allow citizens to prioritize local urban issues which are important to them.PoliticsPranav Jha, Narasimha Shastri, Vadiraj Hombal from technology for transparency network
46IndonesiaCity (Surakarta, a.k.a. Solo)Mini-atlases for participatory budgeting Kota KitaGIS mapping and analysis, design of the mini-atlases, website with searchable information from the atlases.Solo Kota Kita provides tools to residents in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia for the annual participatory budgeting process – known locally as musrenbang. The maps and “mini atlases” available on this website profile information about every neighborhood in Solo. These tools can be used to understand the urban issues facing residents related to education, poverty, health, and other indicators.To inform citizens for the decision-making process in participatory budgeting in Solo.BudgetHector Salazar Salame and Michael Haggerty
39IndonesiaNational, Regional, Integrated Data Portal in Increasing Data Integrity, Public Transparency and Government Efficiencydata.go.id2014Open Government Indonesia, Excutive Office Of The President Indonesia Ministry Office, Government institutions, and SocietyOne Data Indonesia is an initiative in increasing the availability of data in open format for the public as well as strengthen the management of data in government institution/Ministry to be able to provide integrated data system with clear standard of quality. The database right now consists of 1006 data sets from 29 government instittutions/ministry can be access through data.go.id1) Improve the avalibility of data regarding important information to be accessed by public in an open format. For example: data regarding the development of Creative Industry or data regarding Transportation Infrastructure in every province. With easier access, public can reuse the data to conduct beneficial academic research. 2) Improve the quality of data provided to public by applying 5 star open data rating. The data provided in at least need to fullfill 3-star rating. 3) Improving public participation in contributing in the process of data collection. For example, Hackhaton Merdeka, a software competion that aims to include programmers in developing a software that can track price of rice, meat and goods (important daily goods for Indonesian society), will include crowdsourcing phase where public can give information about price of meat/rice/sugar in their location, which will result in the ability of public to get the best price of important daily goods.budget, environtment, government efficiency,economy, societyMuhammad
33IndonesiaApplication Programming Interface for Election API Pemilu, Election Database with Application Programming Interface to enggage with civic. Promote civic tech as well as doing voter education / http://pemiluapps.org2014Perludem (Association for Eelction and Democracy) + The Asia Foundation National Election Comission data (Legislative , Presidential and local election data), CSO's data (Solo Kota Kita), Mata Massa, Selasar, Kontras, etc) Social Media data , regulation dataAlign with the OGP principals and objective, Perludem through API Pemilu (Election Programming Interface) program has been creating an open data initiative in the field of election and democracy. This program aimed to address the data and information problem in Indonesia, a country where the organization of the election is the most complex in the world. API Pemilu provides developers who interested to help voters in Indonesia to be better informed and choose wisely in the election. Indonesia si currently the biggest one-day election in the world with more thatn 200.000 candidates for legislative election. Data and inforamation that are mostly hard to be obtained in machine readable format now available in an API in API Pemilu web/ github. Making it easy and accessible for developers to develop an informative and fun mobile/web apps. Currently API Pemilu also agregating citizen report data for connecting people and legislative members throug DPR KITA application. Through this program Perludem created the first detailed and publicly accessible archive of elections data and made it available through an application programming interface (API) and became one of the catalyst and engine that boosts the use of technology to create social impact in the election and democracy field. Over the course of one year, Perludem has not only developed an up to date data sets on all 7,552 candidates for the House of Representatives, as well as the 21,878 candidates for legislative councils in the provinces (DPRD 1) but also allowing public participation through a series of civic tech events, and the creation of a lot of applications on voter education. Currently, there are more than 40 voter-education applications that are readily available in Google Playstore of Apple store. All apps can be seen and downloanded in From this program Perludem also created a close relationship with election commission through the open data training programs and developed a community consist of open data expert from some public and private sector. The latest development of this program is the making of application that connect legislative member with public at large called DPR Kita. This initiative is not only enhance the communication but also promot transparency on parliament activities and decisions, comprehensive, timely freely available to the public and meets basic open data standards (e.g. raw data, machine readability).Election Diah Setiawaty, Perludem or diah@perludem.org
34IndonesiaNational, Regional, LocalExtractive Industry Open Data (Co-­‐Creating Transparency and Accountability Of Revenue and Spending in Extractive Resources Sectors)pwyp-indonesia.org01/07/2014PWYP INDONESIA + SEATTI/HIVOSEITI Indonesia report, government data, CSOs, self-collected dataGoals: 1) Raising public awareness on transparency and accountability of payment from extractive company (oil, gas, and mining), and state revenues from extractive sector. 2). Harnessing civic engagement and empowering citizen to monitor payment from extractive company (oil, gas, and mining), and state revenues from extractive sector.
Activities: The project analyse state of data openness in extractive sector, relation between stakeholders, as well as challenges and opportunity to promote transparency; Assist and collaborate with related government agencies to ensure availability of machine readable data in extractive sector. For instance, ensuring EITI report available in open format; Working with indigenous community in West kalimantan to monitor operation of extractive industry as well as monitor spending of revenue by local government; Partnering with School of Data in capacity building for CSOs and local community to work effectively with data and utilise open data platform in advocation
Improved capacity of CSOs and local community in working with data; Improved awareness in the community on their right for public data and information from activities that impacted them; Improved governance and collaboration between stakeholders in extractive sector; Efficient use of revenue from extractive sector through accountable spending by government; Policy changeExtractive industry, BudgetJensi
35IndonesiaProvincialJakarta Open Data Initiative Data Lab Jakarta (Web Foundation)Data from the Regional Development and Planning Agency (DKI Jakarta)The goal of the project is to unleash the potential benefits of open government data from the Jakarta city government. In line with the key priorities of the city government, the project provides support in legal policy frameworks such as the Governor Act No 181/2014 and the released Jakarta Open Data Technical Guideline, data assessment, and training to enable personnels lacking the pertinent skills and knowledge to publish data.Through the project, numerous government data from Jakarta are made available in open format, leading to increased transparency and fostering a better trust-oriented relationship between the government and the citizens. With this development, there is also more dialogue and productive exchange between third parties (citizens, CSOs, activists and others) and the government, allowing for better governance. The implementation of open data policies and practices in Jakarta inspired other local governments in Indonesia to adopt similar initiatives.N/AEko
36IndonesiaMunicipalLinking Freedom of Information and Open Data for Greater Transparency and Participation in Banda Aceh Data Lab Jakarta (Web Foundation), USAID KinerjaData from the Department of Education (Banda Aceh)Following the enactment of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act in 2008, Public Service Delivery Information Offices (PPIDs) were established as a central point for citizens to request information from their government. However, the uptake of FoI is low due to citizens’ poor awareness of FoI.

The project supported local CSOs to identify their information needs and to build their capacities for analysing and using provided open government data. At the same time, it also helped Banda Aceh's Department of Education to understand and know the information needs of local CSOs, and capacitated their staff to proactively disclose education data in open formats.
The project helped to improve education data provision in Banda Aceh by making CSO-prioritized data available and simultaneously enabling CSOs to access and use these data for their advocacies. For example, one of the involved CSOs used the school funding data to validate their research on the lack of school facilities.N/AEko
37IndonesiaNationalGame My Village budget dataSinergantara is an interactive tool for participatory planning.Titled "Game My Village" this game boosts citizen engagement and government transparency by inviting citizens to develop a village using real data. The initiative will be piloted in a total of four villages and so far, the platform has been created and a pilot tested in the village of Bojenegoro with support of local government officials. Ultimately, by involving citizens in local planning and budgeting - and making them part of the design process - the project aims to secure greater citizen engagement and government responsiveness.Urban planningCarol Morgancmorgan@hivos.org
Iran, Islamic Republic ofNationally targeted but operated from outside of country
Rouhani Meter,
Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)
Government data, in-house researchRouhani Meter tracks the performance of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, by monitoring the administration’s real accomplishments and documenting them against his promises. Rouhani is a reform president entering office after the highly controversial Ahmadinejad administration and the 2009 Green movement, all which intensified transparency issues in Iranian politics. Inspired by Egypt’s Morsi Meter, the Rouhani Meter aims to accurately and impartially report on the accomplishment of Rouhani’s promises and make them accessible on the Internet. It divides clear and achievable promises into four categories: foreign policy, economy, domestic policy, and socio-cultural matters. The project also utilizes accessible visuals like a promises infographic, and provides regular reports on the president’s performance.
The Rouhani Meter is an accessible tool that allows Iranians and the international community to track the administration’s progress and look for tangible results. By providing an accessible promise-tracking tool, Rouhani Meter seeks to increase citizen engagement and enhance internal pressure for electoral and political transparency.

Rouhani Meter’s social impact is strictly through an online space and relies on creating a community of users online. This is because promise-tracking, fact-checking and any sort of government monitoring projects that operate from inside Iran run high risks. Due to all the risks and sensitivities involved, Rouhani Meter is run from outside of Iran and is currently the only tool of its kind available to Iranians.
Executive promise-tracker Farhad
Iran, Islamic Republic ofNationally targeted but operated from outside of country
Majlis Monitor,
Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto)
Government data, in-house researchMajlis Monitor is a comprehensive project that monitors the performance of all members of the Iranian parliament. Through an accessible online platform, ASL 19’s research team regularly monitors and updates MP activity, latest MP news and information, and provides analysis of facts with the help of experts in the field. It also allows for users to participate through online commentary and creates an encouraging space for Iranians to send in questions to MP’s. The platform is supported by various social media channels where users can provide feedback and share MP information with the research team, and it also utilizes an interactive Monitor Map to enhance the accessibility of information. The project is in the process of launching an English site, targeted for a non-Iranian audience, to raise international awareness about Iran's Majlis and their activities.
Majlis Monitor is the first comprehensive effort to monitor Iran’s MPs and provide an aggregate of their information. It is currently the only tool of its kind available to Iranians. While there isn’t a lack of information on Iran’s MPs on the Internet, they are not presented in a cohesive and effective way to Iranians, with a great number of MPs and their activities remaining low profile. The project aims to not only make MP information more accessible and available, but to also provide a space for the public to support, comment, and criticize the work of individual MPs in Majlis, specifically those that are less nationally known.

Iran has one of the highest internet penetration rates in the MENA region with great potential for innovative approaches to open data. However, there are sensitivities to open data in the government, and advocating for such initiatives inside the country run very high risks. Considering the associated risks, the project operates externally with its social impact strictly through an online space. The project aims to create a community of online users and engage Iranian citizens with the issues through an accessible and safe online medium.
Parliament monitoring
Nina Kamali and Sara,
35IsraelnationalThe Budget Key (מפתח התקציב) of Treasury,, Accountant General's officeThe Budget Key is an Israeli national budget transparency website that emphasizes the use and misuse of budgetary transactions through the year and under the radar of parliamentary oversight. The site collects (scrapes) data from several official sources and provides deep tools for oversight and analysis.The site provides unprecedented insights into the way the government uses tax payer money through the year. Both journalists, CSOs, researchers and politicians have been using the site and the data it provides to expose shady deals, unofficial policies and even an explosive corruption scandal that is reshaping the elections. Moreover, an young opposition MP that has been using the site through her demand for more budgetary transparency and oversight has won public support and has arrived 2nd in the recent Labor party primaries especially because of her work and use of the site.BudgetMushon Zer-Avivmushon@shual.com
36ItalyNational, Regional, LocalOpenbilanciwww.openbilanci.it01/05/2014OpenpolisThe data is provided by the Ministry of Interior and the individual municipalities.We published the budgets of the past 10 years of over 8000 municipalities. Besides specific details for each local administration, comparisons, rankings and indicators allow users to have a better understanding of data and numbers at times complicated to understand.Improve knowledge of how public money is spent by the municipalitiesBudgetVincenzo Smaldorevincenzo@openpolis.it
37ItalyNationalSIOPE (Information system on the operations of Government bodies - Sistema informativo sulle operazioni degli enti pubblici) of ItalyGovernment data, Bank of ItalySIOPE is a computerised system which records the receipts and payments made by public administration treasurers/cashiers in order to ensure that public accounts comply with the conditions provided for in EU legislation.This computerised system records the individual basic operations, preliminarily standardised by a coding system used throughout the country, when entered into the system by the public administrations. All the bodies included in the public administrations' consolidated income statement (identified in a list updated on an annual basis and published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic) are subject to SIOPE recording. The project has been carried out by gradually involving the individual sectors of the public administrations.1) improve the level of information on public accounts with respect to the current quarterly cash flow data reports by collecting more data and making it more timely and detailed.
2) overcome, with the introduction of a common coding system for the different types of public bodies, the differences that exist between the accounting systems that are currently used by the public administrations, without interfering with the structure of their budgets.
Data portal
38ItalyNational, Regional, LocalOpenpoliticiwww.openpolitici.it01/09/2008OpenpolisMinistry of Interior, Registry of local administratorsThe biggest and most up to date database on italian politicians. over 250.000 personalized pages with biography, political career, and timeline of past institutional postings for each elected representative for each institutional level: local municipalities, Regions, National and European Parliament.Every citizen has the Italian representatives in every institutional level of the Italian Republic, which means hundreds of politicians.
Openpolitici allows you to know who they are, their political careers in political parties and institutions. It is an indispensable tool for active citizenship.
Parliament, elections and elected officialsVincenzo Smaldorevincenzo@openpolis.it
39ItalyNationalOpenparlamentowww.openparlamento.it01/06/2009OpenpolisChamber of Deputies and the Senate of the RepublicDaily analyses on what happens in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Italian Senate. It is possible to monitor single MPs, specific subjects and single bills. We created various indicators useful to understand the differences between each MP in order to better value their work.Improve knowledge of what happens in Parliament by citizens, media and civil society.Parliament, elections and elected officialsVincenzo Smaldorevincenzo@openpolis.it
40ItalyNationalVoi Siete Quiwww.voisietequi.it01/05/2008OpenpolisMinistry of internal, list of parties and political candidates for electionfor every single election we select the most important themes of the political campaign and ask parties to say their opinion on them (in favor/ against). Citizens after having answered the same questions, have the possibility to find out which political party is closer to their position.foster dialogue between citizens and politicians to address the issues working against the campaign and concrete actions to be taken to address them.Parliament, elections and elected officialsVincenzo Smaldorevincenzo@openpolis.it
41ItalyLocalOpemunicipiowww.openmunicipio.it01/12/2012OpenpolisThe municipalities that adhere to openmunicipio must feed the platform with data on the activities of the council.Local municipalities can decide to take part in this project by “opening” their public data, and by making the doings of the town council more transparent and accessible. Each presented act, bill and motion is immediately published online to allow an open discussion with citizens. for this purpose, each document is analyzed, categorized and geo-localized.Improve knowledge of what happens in the town by citizens, media and civil society.PoliticsVincenzo Smaldorevincenzo@openpolis.it
and, above all:
2014 (based on data scraped since 2005) monitoring data scraping since 2005, creation of data plottings, analysis of traffic ban effects on pollutionsocial and political push for ARPA to modify their "method" to download data that should be openly available (they oblige users to fill a CAPTCHA protected form for every small subset of data, i.e. to get all the historical data about 10000 forms must be manually filled)Pollution, EnvironmentAndrea Trentiniandrea.trentini@unimi.it
43KenyaNationalEDUWEB platform that listed out education institutions in the nearby communityProvide parents with better information about schools and education institutionsEducation
44KenyaNationalMars Group Kenyahttp://marsgroupkenya.org01/12/2006Mars Group KenyaOriginal official reports and research done by the teamMars Group Kenya operates one of the largest databases of governance information in Kenya, focusing on corruption in the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government, as well as on accountability and civic education. Their mission is to create the largest digital database of governance information in Kenya for archiving and indexing. The system has over two terabytes of governance information on its websites, about 8,000 registered subscribers, and has achieved over 20 million hits since launch.Mars Group was critical in raising awareness about an unjustified increase in remuneration in Kenya’s ninth parliament in 2007, which was confirmed by an independent parliamentary investigation. They are also an important part of the Kenyan civil society initiative that has been helping expose extrajudicial assassinations by the Kenyan police since 2007.Parliament, elections and elected officialsJayne Mati, Mwalimu Mati from technology for transparency network
45KenyaNationalOpen Duka InstituteKenya Gazette, government procurement information, ownership of listed companies and tenders approved by governments and other Bretton Woods institutionsOpen Duka is a project designed by the Open Institute that will provide a freely accessible database of information on Kenyan entities. This information will provide citizens, journalists, and civic activists with a practical and easy-to-use tool to understand the ownership structure of the world they live in, demonstrating the practical applications of open information for normal citizens. It will serve as a core dataset for citizens, journalists, and civic activists who want to build 3rd party public transparency and public accountability apps or services, by allowing them to cross reference the Open Duka company shareholder data against other datasets.By putting news and current events into context for the citizens, and making them an active participant in the governance arena, will ensure that corporate and public institutions are made accountable and transparentProcurementAnne Muigai
46KyrgyzstanNationalSave.kghttp://save.kg16/06/2010Save.kgCrowdsourcing from citizens, verified by is a website that used Ushahidi to monitor electoral problems during the Kyrgyz Republic’s constitutional referendum in June 2010, celebrated following massive ethnic conflict (the “Osh riots”) in the southern part of the country that ended up overthrowing the government. The website worked with electoral observers located at polling stations throughout the country, who'd make reports and review those submitted by regular citizens, which would be marked as verified if approved by the observers. received over 400 reports during the referendum, but it concluded that there was no reason to think the referendum was unfair.To provide true and reliable information to citizens during the referendum, as the threat of interference was very high.Parliament, elections and elected officialsAltynbek Ismailov from technology for transparency network
47MalaysiaNationalSinar Project People & Organizations Database ProjectVarious. Online newspapers, government websites, electoral candidates from elections commission and moreTo build an open database of people and organizations with open API and based on standards (popolo) which would would not only make it easier to build transparency applications but also be able to easily merge datasets due to use of common data standard and identifiers.Improve transparency and accountability of politicians, and reduce corruption by putting together information from various sources.Parliament, elections and elected officialsKhairil Yusofkhairil.yusof@sinarproject.orgInitial database of over 4000 electoral candidates and all political parties that participated from past 3 general elections have been imported thanks to data shared by MalaysiaKini online new portal from information taken from Electoral Commission.
48MalaysiaMunicipal, State, NationalAduanku.myhttp://mapit.sinarproject.org21/01/2014Sinar ProjectLocal council administrative boundaries, electoral boundariesLocal council boundaries made available for public use via MapIt (Poplus) service enables this localized version of FixMyStreet for Malaysia service as well as others to build geolocation based local council applications.Makes it easy for public to file local council issues and made available transparently without having to know which local council is responsible.Parliament, elections and elected officials, PoliticsKhairil Yusofkhairil.yusof@sinarproject.orgOriginally a pilot for a local council issue reporting site, we have added all the local councils boundaries nationally, as well as planning to add electoral boundaries to the MapIt service so that everyone in Malaysia can easily make use of it. An example for Transparency International Malaysia's Forest Watch project to map their deforestation reports to responsible constituencies and and administrative bodies, and for another local council project to do similar mapping to hold elected representatives accountable for issues.
49MexicoNationalSubsidios al Campo retrieved using FOI lawsSubsidios al Campo ("farm subsidies") is a collaborative project by a public interest group, a peasant organization, and a group of academics and technical experts that uses Mexico’s freedom of information (FOI) laws to obtain official data on the recipients of agricultural subsidies, which they then analyze and disseminate widely through a user-friendly website. In addition to making data available through its online database, partners in the project analyze the subsidy information and use it to advocate for more equitable subsidy allocations and, more broadly, changes in rural policy in Mexico.By creating and maintaining its online public database, Subsidios al Campo improved the transparency of government farm subsidies, and its analyses of this data identified a disproportionate, and inequitable, concentration of subsidy recipients in the wealthiest 10 percent of farmers. It also generates easily accessible information and inform the public debate on Mexico’s farm subsidies programs.Agriculture
MexicoNationalOpen Data Plataform for Cambio Climático of the National Digital Strategy, Ministry of the Environment and the Natural Resources, and the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change that integrates information generated by 14 governmental institutions, presenting it in a simple, interactive, attractive and understandable way for everyone concern. In the Climate Change Tool it is possible to find 50 indicators that allow the tracking of the five objectives of the National Program against Climate Change, in the matter of mitigation, adaptation and vulnerabilities. Learning about the causes and consequences of climate change in Mexico, getting information about the Government's actions for its mitigation and adaptation, and downloading data in open formats.Climate Change mitigation, adaptation and vulnerabilities.Mtra. Ania calderón
1MexicoNationalTransparent Travel Expensesifai.codeandomexico.org01/09/2014Codeando México, Federal Institute for Information Access and Personal Data Protection (IFAI), SocialTIC, IMCO Challenge Transparent Travel Expenses had the goal of visualizing data of public workers that travel inside their work at the Federal Institute for Information Access and Personal Data Protection (IFAI). The IFAI open up the data using datamx (the Civic Open Data Platform in Mexico) and mentored the teams participating in the challenge to create the desired output. Viajes Claros was the platform launched after the challenge: and it was announced in multiple media, like The Universal newspaper: made transparent how public travel budget is usedCorruptionPaulina Bustos Arellanopaulina@codeandomexico.org
MexicoNationalAtlas de Complejidad for International Development, Harvard University, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), and the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE)Tax Administration Service (SAT), National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), National Population Council (CONAPO), datos.gob.mxUsing the complexity methods developed by the Harvard University, the Atlas of Economic Complexity allows an in depth understanding of the productive and export possibilities of tdifferent cities and regions inthe Mexican territory. The Atlas is an interactive tool that enables users to visualize a country’s total trade, track dynamics change over time and explore opportunities to increase competitivity in Mexico.Increases the understanding of production and export capacities for the general population through interactive maps and visualizations.
It improved the decision making processes for the private sector and innovators, allowing them to invest smartly, incerasing competitiveness, regional welfare and creating jobs in Mexico.
Economy, Finance, Trade, Development, FDI.Mtra. Ania calderón
MexicoNationalContrataciones abiertas Governtmen of Mexico, the World Bank, Development Seed, and Data Analytics for Procurement dashboard presents an analysis of public contracting data of the Mexican Government. The presented data can be evaluated under a methodology to analyze the results in the public contracting, and they can be selected by the contractor size and the contracting procedure. The mentioned methodology considers five dimensions of the public contracting performance: timing, cost efficiency, equality, quality and transparency.Facilitating the citizens’ participation and opening the government’s processes with the conviction that a wide disclosure and involvement in the public contracting will contribute for procurements to be more competitive and fair, improving the contractual development and assuring the attainment of the desired results. Finance, taxes, economy, government procurement.Mtra. Ania calderón
1MexicoNationalCurul 501 (The 501st Seat) & CitivoxThe Curul 501 platform increases citizen awareness of the activities of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of Mexico. The website strives to make the work of the legislature more accessible and understandable, with primers on the legislative process and composition of the Chamber, parties, and electoral districts. It also reports on pending and passed legislation and representatives’ proposals, while advocating for more parliamentary openness. Citizens can submit questions and concerns directly to representatives, while offering the chance to “vote” on bills and compare the citizens’ vote with the official record.- To publish and explain the work of the legislature in a simple, fast, and free manner.
- To promote citizen interest and engagement in the activities of the legislature.
- To establish citizen monitoring as a constant presence in the work of the legislature.
- To offer a space to increase citizens’ communication with representatives.
- To promote the use of technology for participation and advocacy.
Parliament, elections and elected officialsGuillermo Á
MexicoNationalData Tool for Sustainable Development's Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID) is an interactive tool that promotes a better understanding of the development outcomes in Mexico.The tool compares more than 300 indicators, from 12 government agencies that cover more than 25 years of development in the country.
The Platform, developed in open soruce for everyone to use, has been promoted in international mechanisms (such as the consultative meeting for south-south climate change cooperation) as a tool with which to trak the upcomming metrics of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Displaying data related with the SDGs, accessing to information of the indicators by spatial, time and demographic groups, and downloading the datasets in open formats.
This Tool promotes metric for it to be implemented in the accomplishment and monitoring of the SDGs; as well as the citizens’ information and involvement in government attainments.
Sustainable development, environment, health, education, poverty, economic growth, inequality and wellbeing, among others.Mtra. Ania calderón
1Multi-countryInternationalNo Ceiling: The Full Participation Project Foundation, Clinton FoundationVarious open data sourcesThe project gathers data and analyzes the gains made for women and girls over the last two decades, as well as the gaps that remain, with 850,000 data points, spanning more than 20 years, from over 190 countries.Through data visualizations and stories, the project aims to present the gains and gaps of women and girls in understandable, sharable ways—including by making the data open and easily available.Gender equality
Multi-countryInternationalG20 High-Level Principles on Integrity and Transparency in the Private Sector
Effort to promote integrity in public procurement, as well as the ongoing work on asset disclosure frameworks. It is an important tool to effectively combat bribery and to support asset recovery and the denial of safe haven to corrupt officials and those who corrupt them. Building a global culture of intolerance towards corruption, helping companies to comply with global standards on ethics and anti-corruption and ensuring the integrity and transparency of our public sectors.Finance, taxes, public procurement, economy.Mtra. Ania calderón
Multi-countryAll levelsInternational Open Data Charter Open Data Charter international Open Data Charter and its principles provide governments with a common foundation upon which to realize the full potential of open data. As well as a mechanism to bring greater coherence and collaboration among open data initiatives across the world.For governments that have already established open data initiatives, the Charter provides continuing guidance for maximizing the release of data. For countries that are just getting started with their open data activities, the Charter can serve as a statement of commitment and the means to pursue political support for the fundamental principles of openness.Data for development, sustainable development, open data, technology, anti corruption, climate changeMtra. Ania calderón
1Multi-countryInternationalExtractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) is an international standard for openness around the management of revenues from natural resources. Governments disclose how much they receive from extractive companies operating in their country and these companies disclose how much they pay.reducing corruption, improving financial management, building a platform for public engagementExtractive industry, finance
2Multi-countryAll levelsCitadel on the Movecitadelonthemove.eu2011Flemish eGovernment Authority (CORVE), The Linked Organisation of Local Authorities (LOLA), The City of Ghent, The City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, The City of Athenslocal, national and international data portalsCitadel on the Move was conceived a little over three years ago to make Open Data a reality for every city in Europe. To that end, it designed simple tools that cities could use to turn their data into mobile applications that would be of interest and relevance to their citizens and the society at large. Since its inception, the project has worked with over 120 authorities not just in Europe but also beyond its borders, helping them to become more Open Data-friendly and sharing the vision of smart city as a data city.From an eight year old to an adult person, Citadel has helped citizens with no or very little technical background build simple, easy-to-use applications from scratch. The project has also helped authorities that were in the early stages of opening their information to the public understand the benefits of Open Data, as well as how to release this information in a way that maximises its usefulness to citizens and society at large.N/Apavel@21cconsultancy.com,
3Multi-countryInternationalInternational Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)Aid donorsThe IATI standard documents data about both aid donors and aid activities, enabling comparison and encouraging good practice in data management. The IATI standard also includes space to attach relevant documents and details of project results, to allow the standard to build context around the data and become an end-to-end solution, tracking projects from inception to execution. Donors publish aid information as a feed which can be read by many different applications; both those created by other donors, by the open data community, and – importantly – by software providers to developing country financial systems. By providing aid information in a standard format, many different users can access the data in the way they need to – and developing countries can see the resources, which are supposed to be flowing to them.Proactive transparency: Lots of Charities (and not only those asked to do so by DFID) are looking at publishing IATI data, as the existence of the standard encourages more organisations to open up what they are doing. The drivers here may in part be around accountability, but also link to motivations of showing donors/public what the charities does, and finding opportunities for collaboration between organisations.AidTim Davies, Michael Roberts and Mark Brough
4Multi-countryInternationalHow Complex are Corporate Structures? sources (until now):
1) Filings made by large domestic and foreign companies to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2) Banking data held by the National Information Center of the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.
3) Information about individual shareholders published by the official New Zealand corporate registry
The project visualizes the large network of interconnected companies spread around the world.Illustrate subsidiaries of major banks and corporates in tax havensBusinessinvestigators@opencorporates.com
5Multi-countryInternationalEITI report analysis tool
01/09/2011Revenue WatchBased on information extracted from over 50 national reports from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)RWI’s tool presents per-country analysis -- based on EITI's data -- using RWI’s own indicators of report quality, features for comparison of different country results, and easy tools for sharing and downloading data. To demonstrate the significance of disclosure rules for international oil and mining companies, RWI launched an interactive calculator illustrating the number and value of extractive sector companies listed on the largest global stock exchanges. This research and the streamlined presentation by value, by exchange and by sector, allows non-experts to explore the data themselves, and better understand the high stakes in new US and proposed EU laws requiring companies to come clean about what they are paying to governments of resource-rich nations.These tools helped to demonstrate the value of EITI reporting and provide the first one-stop destination for this data for users in the field, including, for instance, officials at the International Monetary Fund, who decided to use the tool as a resource rather than building their own EITI repository.Extractive industryJed Miller, RWI
6Multi-countryInternationalOilvsWorld.comOilvsWorld.com01/09/2011Revenue WatchBased on information extracted from over 50 national reports from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)A simple, highly visual interactive for comparing oil company profits with oil producing economies.To help governments and companies understand the power of disclosure to reduce corruption and increase political and economic stability.Extractive industryJed Miller, RWI
7Multi-countryInternationalUNESCO Transparency Portal, IATIThe UNESCO Transparency Portal presents comprehensive, quality and timely information about its projects as published to the IATI Standard, enabling users to find information by country/region, funding source, and sector. Comprehensive project data, including budget, expenditure, completion status, implementing organization, project documents, and more are available. Altogether, the portal presents information on some 982 country projects, along with 430 regional projects and 516 global projects.To enable access to as much quality data about our activities as possible.Education, Science, Culture
7Multi-countryMany areasani Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsMultiple Data SourcesThe goal of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. We are working on three elements that will eventually combine into an integrated data platform.Opening and aggregating thousands of datasets on humanitarian crises around the world.Humanitarian Crises and ResponseSarah
Multi-countryInternationalGLISPA Impact dashboard Island Partnership (GLISPA)GLISPA, participating governments and organizationsGLISPA's Impact dashboard in its first phase is a performance management tool that the organization uses to track its progress toward key goals. At the same time, it enables GLISPA's huge network of participating organizations, funders and the public to explore its impact on island sustainability efforts globally. GLISPA will also use the dashboard to support its fundraising -- enabling it to show donors that it is data-driven and transparent in its goals and impact.To enable citizens, organizations, governments and funders to better track progress and impact of sustainability initiatives for island communities around the world.Sustainability, environment, economic developmentKate Brownkate.brown@glispa.org
1Multi-country (Argentina, Chile, Venezuela)NationalVota Inteligenteón Ciudadano Inteligente (FCI)Government database, Candidate's platformVota Inteligente was first a parliamentary monitoring tool, but later a civic tool designed to perform on electoral contexts as a node of information about candidates relevant data on the proper functioning of the political system.Promoting citizen participation and informed voting through web services.Parliament, elections and elected officials
2Multi-country (Chile, Venezuela, Colombia)NationalPoderopedia reveals links among business and political is a data journalism platform which has promoted transparency and detection of conflicts of interest, has generated a number of impact news stories; and has built alliances with other Latin American organizations, among other achievements.Parliament, elections and elected officials, businessMiguel Pazmiguel@poderopedia.com
81Multi-country (Colombia, El Salvador, Panamá, Guatemala)LocalMesoamerica Apps Hackathon Massive Collaboration Platformmappshackathon.com05/10/ 2013GeoCensos FoundationGeo Opened data from International and National Organizations
Apps Prototypes
1200 registered participants joined Mapps Hackathon in 15 cities from 2013 to 2014 to massively collaborate and create geographic applications and visualizations of geographic related issues from six countries, mainly Colombia, Guatemala, Panamá, El Salvador, Ecuador and Venezuela. 
The platform organized teams of interdisciplinary participants who used open geographic publicly available data to develop innovative solutions within a series of economic, social and environmental challenges such as smart cities, coastal tourism, natural disasters, regional climatic change and the development in cities of Mesoamérica. Geo Open Data was classified, cleaned and organized made available from different sources.
The impact of the platform is twofold: On one hand it is a valid tool for local organizations to portfolio their geo data , giving them the chance to open and add value to their data sets. On the other hand , the event is inclusive for low income urban students, giving them wings to self empower as social entrepreneurs to develop new ideas and consequently entrepreneur and job opportunities . It also impacts strenghthening local young talents unleashing the potential of  native communities to develop new technologies and creative solutions. Urban development & Youth InclusionJavier Carranzajavier.carranza@geocensos.comhttp://www, (search "mapps" for several articles)
79Multi-country (Colombia, Panamá, Nicaragua, Guatemala)LocalMap your Stakewww.mapurstake.org2014GeoCensos Developers CommunityCitizen mappers crowdsourcingMap Your Stake is a mapping platform for consultation, dialogue and
support of public decisions with the aid of citizenry . It is thought for
journalists, organizations and companies that need to discuss
local issues related to social harmony , co existential problems, graphic
information and urban well-being challenges (such as public security
problems, environmental concerns, vehicular mobility and public works
Map your stake is a multistakeholder participative mapping platform that
spots, records and debates with open data maps those issues related to
public spaces in potential conflict of interests in cities
Urban development & civic technology activismOlga Henkerolgayamile@fourtelco.com
80Multi-country (Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil)LocalMobile-Enhanced Participatory Budgeting BankThe World Bank Institute’s ICT4Gov program has introduced mobile technology to enhance participatory budgeting processes to help local authorities decide on the allocation of available resources according to citizens’ priorities. ICT4Gov is using mobile phones for four purposes:
- To invite citizens to participate offline in participatory budgeting assemblies through geo-targeted SMS messages. These messages, reaching all the phones receiving signal from a particular tower, announce the date, time and location of the assemblies.
- Mobile phones were also used for voting (DRC), allowing the citizens to send a text to identify which of the priorities they would like to see addressed in their community.
- As an announcement service to communities to broadcast the the result of the vote, making the process more transparent and inclusive.
- For feedback on the projects that were chosen. Through text messages, citizens are able to offer feedback and monitor the projects.
To help increase citizen participation, which positively transforming the relation between citizens and their government, ultimately resulting in more effective public service delivery.Parliament, elections and elected officials, BudgetFelipe Estefan
82Multi-country (Indonesia, Philippines)MunicipalOpen Data for Transparency Data Lab Jakarta (Web Foundation)Municipal Procurement (Philippines), Special Education Fund (Philippines), Community Development Fund (Indonesia), Budget Data (Indonesia)Our Open Data for Transparency (OD4T) project supports several CSOs working on local fiscal transparency issues in Indonesia and the Philippines. The four CSOs receive assistance (i.e. training, technical support, and mentoring) that enable them to make more effective use of financial data leading to improved transparency, citizen-government understanding and governance.Open Data for Transparency (OD4T) consists of four sub-projects, each differing in particular purpose but the underlying intended impact of 'better and more transparent use of government funds'.N/AMichael
83Multi-country (Kenya, Indonesia)Municipal (Village level)Open Data: Demand, Capacity, and Engagement in Online and Offline Communities Bank (during time of project)Crowd-sourced & through high-volume random surveysConventional methods of measuring and gauging activity around open data seem incomplete and unsatisfying, and are mostly focused on online interaction. Unearthing additional elements and exploring the measurement of demand further would help increase understanding, inform the continued practical growth of open data efforts and activities, and hopefully result in more relevant, accessible, and widely used data. Data that is more widely used is more likely to serve as the foundation for positive reforms and changes at the local level. There is growing potential and evidence of citizens using open data in interacting with local officials and development professionals to help monitor and improve the delivery and efficiency of public goods and services. Open financial data whether it is financing, budgeting, spending, or procurement information is a logical and fertile entry point for this type of citizen-driven accountability.Examples of offline citizens engaging and exploring use of previously unaccessed data about their community.Budget, procurement, financeSam
84NetherlandsNationalBudget Monitoringwww.budgetmonitoring.nl2012Centre for Budget Monitoringgovernment budget dataThe aim of The Centre of Budget Monitoring and Citizen Participation is to promote budget monitoring with which civil initiatives and organizations gain insight and knowledge on public-policy making and government expenditure. The Centre of Budget monitoring and Citizen Participation implements budget monitoring as tool to enable citizen’s access to financial information, to promote social participation in public policy-making and to monitor the expenditure of determined budgets of various governmental organizations. It aims to strengthen civil society and to enhance social participation by informing citizens on their rights of partaking in public budgets. Using budget monitoring fosters dialogues between citizens and the government, allowing exchange and discussion on priorities and finding solutions for specific needs of citizens. Centrum for Budget Monitoring works in close collaboration with INESC (The Institute for Socioeconomic Studies), an expert in budget monitoring in Brazil. The activities of the Center include: conducting research and advising civil organizations and governmental institutions, giving workshops on budget monitoring, organizing conferences and symposia.Opening up financial data on the level of neighborhood. Improving the visibility and impact of communities towards the local political systemBudgetMartijn
85NetherlandsRegional, MunicipalOpenspending.nlhttp://openspending.nl2013Open State Foundationlocal and regional budget and expenses dataIn 2013, Open State Foundation started with unlocking local spending data in Amsterdam. It build a tool in which raw local and regional spending data (both budget and quarterly expenses) could be uploaded. By beginning of 2014 it collected all budget and spending data of the past four years of all boroughs of Amsterdam and made a tool to compare both budgets with expenses as well as compare data between boroughs based on households, population and area. It then started approaching all 403 municipalities in the Netherlands, 12 provinces and 24 waterboards and by the end of 2014 it got data of one-third of all municipalities, all provinces and 3/4 of the waterboards which showed enough local support for the government to press the Central Bureau of Statistics to unlock all data automatically.By the second quarter of 2015 this data will be automatically be unlocked. Open State Foundation will then use this raw open data to have the automated tool running. It will save a lot of time and with that public expenses for municipalities on the one hand and citizens, journalists and civil servants on the other hand. It helps council members in their task to hold municipality to account and it helps data journalists to keep a tap on local spending, in a time, when capacity for local journalism is declining. Already, some companies use this data to advise municipalities to optimize their procurement.Budget, Finance, ProcurementArjan El Fassedarjan@openstate.eu
86NigeriaNational, State, Local, MunicipalFollow The Moneywww.followthemoneyng.org2012Connected Development [CODE]GroundTruthingFollow the Money tracks and visualizes aid, and let the public know how effective it has been in the local community.It helps citizens to advocate for aid as well as track the effective use of aid money in the local community.AidHamzat Lawalhamzy@followthemoneyng.org
87NigeriaStateInformation Communications Technology for Social Accountability (ICT4SA) Local GovernmentSMS surveys from patients in rural clinicsReboot, in partnership with the World Bank, the Nigerian government, and Caktus group, developed an SMS-based program to collect and act on citizen feedback regarding the quality of primary health care services.The pilot design, known as My Voice, enables patient experience to directly inform improvements to public healthcare, supplementing Nigeria’s performance-based financing initiative for national healthcare reform.HealthZack Brissonzack@reboot.org
88NigeriaStateOpen Data for Public Service Delivery State ICT AgencyLocal public service dataIn September 2013, Edo State launched an open data portal, the first state government in Nigeria and first sub-national government in Africa to do so, to similar challenges. In particular, limited capacity to manage data, along with limited political support to access data across government departments hampered Edo State’s Open Data Team in fulfilling their mandate. The World Bank engaged Reboot to help this team within the ICT Agency secure political support for its initiatives within government and to grow its capabilities for working with open data.After only a few months, the Open Data Team was already working across government agencies and with many senior state officials to gather, aggregate, and present government data to assist in decision-making. Building on these successes, the Open Data Team identified other state priorities and areas of concern where open data could prove useful. These activities led to the state governor mandating, within six months of our engagement, that all state agencies must make their data open and available. The success of the Open Data Team has also attracted additional resources from both the federal government and international donors to continue its mandate.N/AZack