|Project||Organisation||Geographic Focus (country + local, national, international level)||Stage / Tags||Link||Description|
|IATI||International Aid Transparency Initiative||International||Standards||www.aidtransparency.net||(Covered in TTAPF report - page 20) The IATI standard documents data about both aid donors and aid activities, enabling comparison and encouraging good practice in data management. The IATI standard also in- cludes 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.|
|XBRL||eXtensible Business Reporting Language||International||Standards||http://www.xbrl.org/||(Covered in TTAPF report - page 22) The eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is a data standard for financial reporting, most commonly used to cover accounting information. The goal of XBRL is to efficiently create and disseminate data in a standardized, XML-based format that lends itself to analytics1. XBRL makes few assumptions about the semantics of the data expressed in it, instead standardizing a framework in which specific reporting types, such as US GAAP or IFRS can be expressed as taxonomies, each with a specific set of tags to express the reporting elements which are necessary to comply with the standard. A growing number of such taxonomies are developed and maintained by the XBRL community.|
|Revenue Watch - revenues from Oil and Mining||Revenue Watch Institute||International||Revenue||http://www.revenuewatch.org/||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 25) Revenue Watch tools are aimed at helping to "follow the money" and make sure that wealth in the ground translates into develop- ment and economic growth above the ground. RWI and partners work to make the management of resource wealth more responsible, more transparent, and easier to understand. New technology is an increasingly vital part of this effort.|
|Oil Revenues Calculator||Mexican Institute for Competitivity||Mexico||Revenue||http://mexicocompetitivo.org/simuladores-3||The Mexican Institute for Competitivity has developed a very handy online calculator which shows how fluctuations in oil prices affect revenue allocated for social spending. The approach of the tool is brilliant, and it would clearly benefit transparency activists in other oil producing countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, and Ecuador. But the presentation of the data is confusing and overwhelming. It could benefit from some of the basic design principles that enable Where Did My Tax Dollars Go? to clearly communicate seemingly complex information. - David Sasaki|
|Congo Mines||Congo Mines||Democratic Republic of Congo||Revenue, Extractive Industries||http://www.congomines.org/||In addition, the site has a mapping tool for viewing trends geographically and variations within the mining sector.|
|AidStream||Aidstream||International||Standards||http://aidstream.com/public/||Helps people publish their data to IATI format|
|ClearSpending||Sunlight Foundation||US||Spending||http://sunlightfoundation.com/clearspending/||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 28) Clearspending analyzes the data quality of the grants data in US- ASpending.gov, the cornerstone of President Obama’s transpar- ency platform even before he took office. He co-sponsored the bill that created it whilst he was a Senator, and oversaw part of its execution in the executive branch. Clearspending addresses three metrics: timeliness, completeness, and consistency with other government estimates.|
|Really Simple Reporting||AKVO||International, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands||Mobile Technology, Web-based Tools, Reporting||http://www.akvo.org/||Akvo is a nonprofit foundation which builds open source internet and mobile software which is used to make international development cooperation and aid activity more effective and transparent. Providing the software they build as Software as a Service (SaaS), AKVO has three distinct products:|
1) Akvo Really Simple Reporting (Akvo RSR) – a web-based content management system for making development projects and programmes visible online and reporting on progress on their projects.
2) Akvo Field Level Operations Watch (Akvo FLOW) – a system to collect, manage, analyse and display geographically-referenced monitoring and evaluation data. Akvo FLOW is an Android mobile phone and cloud based service.
3) Akvo OpenAid – a web-based tool for publishing large quantities of development aid data in a human-friendly format. Akvo OpenAid takes International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) XML data and transforms it into an attractive web site with maps making it searchable and understandable.
|BOOST||World Bank||International||Data, Visualisations||http://kenya.wb-boost.org/||BOOST data currently exists for about 40 countries. The project is an exercise by the bank in large scale data collection and country comparisons. Not all of the data currently held by BOOST is currently released openly.||BOOST could be this, except: the data is only released if the government says yes|
|You Audit||SkyLab Italia||Italy||Social Audit||http://www.youaudit.org/blog/?page_id=38||Prototype project. Geo-locating publicly funded projects.|
|National Priorities Project||National Priorities project||Federal Level, USA||Spending, Visualisations, Calculations||http://nationalpriorities.org/en/||National Priorities Project (NPP) makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to oversee and influence how their tax dollars are spent.|
|ComoGastan||ComoGastan||Spain||Monitoring Expenditure||http://comogastan.com/||ComoGastan.com is a website which monitors how government spends our tax money. To this end, we publish all available information on public tenders and grants and subsidies.|
|Observeratorio de Investimentos na Amazonia||INESC||Brazil||Spending||http://observatorio.inesc.org.br/investimentos.php?id=14&tipo_projeto=BARRAGEM||This virtual space is an initiative of the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC), which aims to stimulate and support the debate, the construction of public policies, laws and regulations that promote development of the Amazon grounded in securing rights. What you find here? The database of the Centre on investments in the Amazon. projects registered in this area are private, public, public-private, which demonstrate the dynamics of ongoing investment in the Amazon.|
|ZNaschichDani||Fair Play Alliance||Slovakia||Procurement||http://znasichdani.sk/||This service displays only the total value of government contracts for individual companies. The amount is not to get specific people. People who are looking for, not necessarily the owners of companies may have their managers, members of the supervisory board and key employees.|
|Open Bank Project||TESOBE||International||Spending, Revenue||http://www.openbankproject.com/||The Open Bank Project (OBP) is an open source project that aims to expose banking transactions to devices and services outside the bank's closed systems. The OBP allows different levels of transaction detail to be exposed to different groups. Some data is mediated (categorised, aliased or blurred), in order to preserve privacy, or to maintain a level of commercial confidentiality where required - whilst still providing statistical information. We are building an open standard RESTful API that will allow organisations (e.g. NGO’s or public institutions) to share their financial transactions with trusted groups (e.g. donors, accountants, auditors, authorities) and the public. The OBP will enable third party authentication and authorisation (OAuth) and translate between legacy data formats (OFX, HBCI). It will enable metadata (comments, images, videos, ratings and URLs) to be associated with each transaction. Imagine Open Data brought to your bank!|
|Solo Kota Kita||Solo Kota Kita||Indonesia, Local||Spending||http://solokotakita.org/en/||All pages of the website also includes a simple tool with which any visitor can give advice on each competition and subsidy. With your help will be much easier to detect suspicious awards and grants outrageous.|
|Citizen Budget||Open North||Canada, Local||Spending||http://citizenbudget.com/||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 35) Citizen Budget is an online budget simulator that focuses on a lo- cal government’s controllable operating expenses. The tool chal- lenges citizens to re-balance the budget by increasing or decreas- ing the amounts allocated to municipal activities, local services and revenue sources. The municipality defines the list of activities and services and their associated amounts.|
|Mobile Enhanced Participatory Budgeting||World Bank||Democratic Republic of Congo + others, regional||Spending||http://bit.ly/ITseQN||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 37) ICT4Gov is using mobile phones for four purposes:|
1. To invite citizens to participate offline in participatory budgeting assemblies through geo-targeted SMS messages. These mes- sages, reaching all the phones receiving signal from a particular tower, announce the date, time and location of the assemblies.
Besides the blanket approach, the Bank is also experimenting with manually collecting phone numbers (this was done in the Dominican Republic). When collecting numbers, it is also possible to collect basic information about the person in question, such as their gender, and the neighbourhood they live in, so that targeted messages can be sent out (e.g. low attendance rates from women can be counteracted by sending invites just to women.) So far, the Bank have sent around 2000 messages this way compared to 300,000 through the blanket approach.
2. Mobile phones were also used for voting (DRC), allowing the citizens to send a text to identify which of the priorities they would
Fiscal Scope Project Aims
like to see addressed in their community. This is being trialled in a controlled environment at the in-person meetings. This ensures that citizens are present throughout the discussions and so are able to make informed decisions. During meetings, the partici- pants rank their priorities on a scale of 1-4. This makes meetings more efficient as counting is done electronically and feedback can be monitored. In the Dominican Republic participants had the op- tion to vote remotely.
3. As an announcement service to communities to broadcast the the result of the vote, making the process more transparent and inclusive.
4. For feedback on the projects that were chosen. Through text messages, citizens are able to offer feedback and monitor the projects.
|From Fractions to Millions||Research project - Stanford||India - Local||Spending||http://bit.ly/fractions-to-millions||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 40) The method of the social audit involves accessing the official re- cord and verifying it with the person who should have received the goods or services. Yet understanding the particularities of the project requires training and expertise, and the actual sur- vey requires considerable time and resources to conduct. Mo- bile phones could be used as a technological solution to social auditing. “Through basic mobile phone SMS technology, official records on basic individual entitlements such as pensions, subsi- dized food grain, and maternity entitlements could be delivered to individuals via monthly text messages.”|
|OpenSpending||Open Knowledge Foundation + Publish What You Fund||Uganda, National||Spending, Revenue||http://bitly.com/uganda-example||(Covered in TTAPF report - p 43) This project was an effort to combine two key types of fiscal data - revenues from aid and spending information - and present them together in an informative way through an interactive visualisa- tion.|
|A Donde van mis Impuestos||Fundar||Mexico, National||Spending||http://fundar.org.mx/ymidinero/||The area of Budget and Public Policy Found tracks and analyzes processes and decision making of the budget and public finances to build citizenship, expand, strengthen and formalize the transparency, accountability and citizen participation to move towards democracy substantive.|
This page is intended as a source of budget information and analysis available to help strengthen the culture budget in Mexico. The page was made possible with support from the Open Knowledge Foundation and Visualization and Knowledge.
|PUBLIC EXPENDITURE BAHIENSE||GarageLab||Argentina||Spending||http://gastopublicobahiense.org/||Citizens were able to see the relationships between the various city agencies and the companies that benefited from service contracts. For the first time residents were able to compare — in real time — the percentage of public spending that went to education, infrastructure, public transportation, etc.|
|Winners of the Data Viz Challenge||Various||USA||Spending||http://www.datavizchallenge.org/||A variety of visualisations showing where tax dollars are spent|
|Cuts App||BudgIT||Nigeria, National||Spending||http://yourbudgit.com/||BudgIT as an idea by Oluseun Onigbinde was conceptualized and hacked at the Tech-In-Governance, a 48 hour gathering organized by Co-Creation Hub in February 2011. The idea was finally launched in September 13, 2011 with a website that gives Nigerians clear understanding on the budget. BudgIT growth has been phenomenal having transformed the discussion about the Budget on social media and offline gatherings. |
BudgIT is creative start-up driven to retell the Nigerian budget and public data in a finer detail across every literacy span. We aim to stimulate citizens interests around public data and hence trigger discussions towards better governance. We are committed to principles of open data & governance, citizen participation and data transparency.
|BudováníStátu.cz||KohoVolit.eu||Czech Republic||Spending||http://budovanistatu.cz/||The project focuses on analysis of the state economy and its institutions. The source of accounting data are state organizations. These data, earned classified, are supplemented by links to information outputs portals Nasipolitici.cz (profiles of politicians and lobbyists, cases, public procurement) and Kohovolit.eu (analysis and activities lawmakers vote). Name of the project was inspired by the work of the same name, Ferdinand Peroutka. motivation for the project was primarily an effort to contribute to overcoming the deficit of the general and deep knowledge of financial reporting, real costs, spending trends and, not least about the quality of activities of the Czech government. The result of this ignorance, among other things constant rise in costs to the administration, while a decline in quality of state administration. wider aim of the project is to promote professional and consequently social debate on how the effective functioning of state institutions and their subordinate government departments. State administration in this regard do not take as an enemy but as a natural partner with whom we work, and who want to help with the implementation of its own priorities (see for example the material of the Ministry of Industry and Trade: Competitiveness Strategy for the years 2012 to 2020 CR). Budovanistatu.cz project is a joint project of non-profit Our organizations and politicians Kohovolit.eu axis, which is realized with the support of Open Society Foundations and Endowment Fund against corruption.|
|Open Budget (Poland)||Centrum Cyfrowe||Poland||Spending||http://www.otwartybudzet.pl/||Home OPEN BUDGET presents the idea of open government data on the example of the ABB activities in 2011. We encourage you to view, retrieve, analyze and use data. We invite you to participate in the competition for budget data visualization,|
|Widescope||Stanford||United States||Spending||http://widescope.stanford.edu/||Widescope is a Stanford research project to help societies explore hard economic trade-offs, through data-driven social networks. Our 1st experiment is this website help you explore federal & state budgets, and|
Search: Study budgets proposed by politicians and regular citizens.
Propose: Design your own budgets, and state your reasons.
Influence: Comment, vote, develop consensus.
|Expenditure Track||Accountability Initiative||India||Spending||http://www.accountabilityindia.in/, http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/project/accountability-initiative||Accountability Initiative is an Indian organization focused on two main aspects: research and creating innovative tools to promote transparency and accountability, mainly regarding government’s expenditure in public delivery systems. The organization collects data from government websites, where it is often presented in an unclear way, and reorganizes it into a searchable, sortable database. An “Expenditure Track” tool pulls data from 15 to 20 key government websites and converts it into clear fact sheets.|
|RosPil||RosPil||Russia||Spending||http://rospil.info/||"This community aims to catch and punish the state employees who are using state purchases and calls for tender for their own personal gain."|
"Community members search out expensive and short public calls for bids. Membership is open to all. A flagged call for bids is then monitored and evaluated by the site's experts. Should the experts uncover irregularities, they contact prosecutors to file a lawsuit. Several call for bids have been suspended because of the site's work. Lawyers are paid by donations made to the site. Three well-known blogger monitor the distribution of donations."
|Lambe.me||Hacker Bus||Brazil||Spending||n/a||The lambe.me is a project that was created inside the Hacker Bus, a Transparency Hackers initiative in Brazil. It's goal is to increase transparency levels and raise awareness on public budget through spreading wall posters (the cheap kind, that you stick with homemade glue - we call it 'lambe lambe') that shows the amount of money each business got from the city budge in the last year.|
|OpenBilanci||OpenBilanci||Regional, Italy||Spending, Revenue||http://www.slideshare.net/barbz79it/openbilanci||OpenBilanci is being developed in partnership by two not-for-profit organizations: Linked Open Data Italia <www.linkedopendata.it> and Openpolis <www.openpolis.it>.|
It aims at making italian 8100 municipality accounts more understandable for citizens and for public administrators themselves, by visualizing the data and by integrating it with several other data sources to put the data in context.
The project is in alpha stage. It is being developed by volounteers in their free time, therefore its evolving very slowly.
|Visual Budget||Visual Budget||USA||Spending||http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/highermedia/visual-budget-an-interactive-guide-to-the-federal/comments||Visual representation - US Budget|
|Show me the Money||Your Local Budget||UK||Spending, Mobile||http://yourlocalbudget.org/tools/show-me-the-money/||Geo-located spending data, interactive interface through augmented reality on mobile phone|
|OpenSpending.mobi||Open Knowledge Foundation||International||Spending, Mobile||http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/08/living-labs-global-award-2012-two-okfn-projects-nominated/||Geo-located spending data with citizen feedback, interactive interface through augmented reality on mobile phone|
|Fiskalni Monitor||Fiskalni Monitor||Serbia||Revenue, Spending||http://www.fiskalnimonitor.rs/index-februar.php||Fiscal Monitor is an Internet portal established to achieve the objectives in the monitoring of public finances through:|
Scientific and research activities,
Raising general awareness of citizens on public finances,
Involvement of citizens in the process of non-institutional control of public finances,
Raising the level of responsibility in society in the area of spending taxpayers' money,
Simplification of procedures in the process of obtaining information on public finances,,
Raising the general level of transparency in the process of planning, discussion and adoption of budgets of all levels of government,
Stimulate a process of fiscal decentralization,
Analysis of spending public funds on consumption patterns,
Encouraging dialogue and active participation of citizens in decision-making in the field of public finance,
Promotion of public-private partnership model,
Cooperation between civil society and state administration in the field of public finance,
Monitoring of public procurement,
Professional support in the field of public finance,
Promotions element of fiscal responsibility.
|Uwazi||Twaweza||Tanzania, National||Spending||http://twaweza.org/go/public-money||Uwazi at Twaweza has embarked on an initiative to make it easy for interested citizens in East Africa to engage with and understand information about the way Governments budget and spend tax resources. Inspired by a similar project by Open Knowledge Foundation, Uwazi's approach is to create visualization dashboards. Accompanied with simple explanatory text these show how public money is spent and/or distributed across various domains; and where governments get the resources they spend.|
|A mi penzünk||Budapest Institute||Hungary||Spending Side||http://amipenzunk.hu/||Our aim is to present the budget spending of the Hungarian State simply so as to make it comprehensible to interested layperson. We present the data broken down by functions to provide information on what exactly is our tax money spent on. With the visual presentation (thanks to the open software developed by the Open Knowledge foundation - http://okfn.org/) of the budgetary expenses and with the database that can be mined and freely downloaded from the website we have two special target groups. First, we aim at informing young people (high school students) who are just now growing up to become tax paying citizens by orienting secondary school teachers with the tools and applications installed on the website. Second, we would like to facilitate the work of journalists who may use this kind of information and data. |
For students we drew up “homework” exercises, and we also created visual aids, posters and other teaching materials to support the work of interested high school teachers.
For journalists we provide some short essays introducing policy narratives on the raw budget data.
Main policy goals of the project are the following:
- to make ’dry numbers’ digestible and illustrative by visualizing the Hungarian budget (spending lines)
- to dispel misbeliefs and popular fallacies on spending priorities of Hungarian governments by sharing information and providing policy narratives.
With this project we would like to contribute to the national tax consciousness and to the strengthening of civic responsibility. Our partners were the Open Knowledge Foundation (visualization software) and the Fiscal Responsibility Institute Budapest (converting and editing the database).
The Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis has started the project in June 2011, as a revival of an earlier, Hungarian initiative with the same name.
The Budapest Institute is an independent think-thank. It produces public policy research and analyses to support policy-making in Hungary and in the Central-Eastern-European region. It is part of our mission to promote evidence-based policy-making and to try to make the national public policy discourse based more on facts rather then beliefs.
|M-Paisa Afghanistan||Sagentia before transitioning to IBM||Afghanistan||Spending Side, Invisible Money, Mobile Technology||http://www.roshan.af/Roshan/M-Paisa.aspx||The service facilitates the transfer of funds using a mobile phone through Short Message Service (SMS) and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The IVR based menu is available to customers in Dari, Pashto and English, an important feature in Afghanistan where 70% of the population is illiterate. M-Paisa is powered by Roshan's robust mobile network which spans across 230 cities and towns in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. When the service was launched in Afghanistan, it was initially used to pay policemen's salary, which was set to be competitive with what the Taliban were earning. Soon after the product was launched, the Afghan National Police found that under the previous cash model, 10% of their workforce were ghost police officers who did not exist; their salaries had been pocketed by others. When corrected in the new system, many police officers believed that they had received a raise or that there had been a mistake, as their salaries rose significantly. The National Police discovered that there was so much corruption when payments had been made using the previous model that the policemen didn't know their true salary. The service has been so successful that it has been expanded to include limited merchant payments, peer-to-peer transfers, loan disbursements and payments.|
|Monitoring the Brazilian National Development Bank||IBASE||Brazil||State-owned enterprises||http://www.ibase.br/pt/2011/07/plataforma-bndes/||The project was conceived by a network of NGOs and other civil society organizations called Plataforma BNDES (Ibase is a member of this network). The Plataforma aims to monitor the actions of the bank and gather enough data to address the issues with the investments of the bank based on factual information. The map project started in 2008 but it hasn't been updated since 2010. It shows the investments of the bank on pinpoints of the map, and when you click on them, you can find information on the amount of money invested, the name of the company, when did the project begin, etc. There are also filters that show which activity the companies do, such as Agrobusiness, Infrastructure, Petrochemical companies, etc. The map was planned so that anyone with access to the internet could use it.|
|EPIConnect||International||Mobile||http://tanyagal.com/epic/products-adc-connect1.htm||Mobile Data Connection|
|Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM)||Frontline SMS||International||Mobile||http://www.frontlinesms.com/2012/02/22/sending-a-message-of-accountability-sms-helps-improve-services-after-pakistan-floods/||The next step was to configure a system using FrontlineSMS so that people could text us requesting a call back. Sindhi is largely written in Arabic text, but not all handsets can recognize the Unicode in which it appears. So, following the conversations with villagers, the team devised a numbering system for complaints ranging from 1-0. The code was as follows: 1 = Food items, 2 = Shelter, 3 = Conflict 4 = Corruption, 5 = Issues with SPO staff, 6 = Issues with Partner Organisation staff, 7 = Issues with Village Council, 8 = Issues affecting women and children, 9 = Issues affecting those with disabilities, and 0 as a means of saying “thank you”. This numbering system allowed for automatic replies through FrontlineSMS tailored to the complaint, as well as a response time.|
|Organisational Interface for Mobile Payments||Frontline SMS||Mobile, Payment collection||http://www.frontlinesms.com/2012/02/16/the-frontlinesmscredit-story/||We are hard at work expanding our user base and adding USSD support to PaymentView so that a developer anywhere will be able to build an integration into any mobile money system in the world (currently we can only support SMS and STK-based systems).|
|CitiVox||CitiVox||Various||Deliberation, Information collection||http://citivox.com/||Mobile Data Collection|
|UNICEF mapping local data collection||UNICEF||Various||Mobile, Information collection||http://developmentseed.org/projects/unicef-iraq/||Mobile Data Collection - not directly finance related but very well executed.|
|Huduma||SODNET||National, Kenya||Citizen concerns, mobile||http://huduma.info/||Huduma is a citizen’s initiative conceptualized by Infonet Program at SODNET. It is a strategy that leverages on technology that enables citizens to amplify their voices in the demand for services directly to authorities and service providers. Huduma is both a strategy and a technology tool. The technology component entails the deployment of a web and mobile-based platform that aggregates and channels concerns and observations of citizens (SMS, voice, video etc) directly to authorities for redress.|
|TXEagle||TXEagle||International||Mobile Data Collection||http://txteagle.com/||Jana is the new name and brand of technology company txteagle. Inspired by the Sanskrit word for “people”, Jana has created the first large-scale platform to enable global organizations to engage directly with emerging market consumers in over 85 countries via their mobile phones. Jana’s proprietary technology can target and reward an unprecedented 2.1 billion consumers with free mobile airtime in exchange for completing surveys or purchasing products.|
|Del Dicho Al Hecho||Ciudadano Inteligente||Chile||Truth-o-meter||http://deldichoalhecho.cl/||Election promises and alternatives|
|Change.org||Change.org||International||Petitions||http://www.change.org/||Community petitions site|
|E-Petitions||My Society||UK + International||Petitions||http://www.mysociety.org/services/petitions/||Government petitions site|
|Bribespot||Bribespot||International||Corruption||http://bribespot.com/||Bribespot is an app that allows you to see how much corruption is going on around. Using your smartphone (or a website) you can report locations where bribes are requested/paid, indicate the size of a bribe and area of government affected by it.|
By accumulating data from thousands of anonymous users, we turn isolated users into powerful movement against corrupt individuals and institutions. Choose one of the three ways to use Bribespot:
Mobile app for Android
Mobile app for iPhone (coming soon)
In the future, we will add localized versions of the apps for specific countries and make data collected via our application to interested individuals and organizations. If you want to support these efforts, please consider donating to Bribespot.
|I paid a bribe.com||Janaagraha||Pakistan||Corruption||http://www.ipaidabribe.com||Community site tackling stories through corruption|
|Bribe Market||Romania||Corruption||http://www.techsoupglobal.org/category/blog/bribery-market||Community site tackling stories through corruption|
|OpenCorporates||OpenCorporates||International||Corporate Data||http://opencorporates.com/||OpenCorporates aims to do a straightforward (though big) thing: have a URL for every company in the world.|
|The Network||K-Monitor, Hungary||Hungary||Expenditure, Network Analysis||No link, prototype||The Network aims to provide the public with an independent, comprehensive source of information on spending the public purse in Hungary and to make it possible for researchers, journalists and other interested users to filter and adjust more diversified, transparent and easily searchable information about politicians, businesspeople and their relationships as well as transactions between them. Who are the winners of the public procurements financed by the taxpayers‘ money and which companies are awarded the contracts? The Network not only answers these questions but also diffuses information about the people behind these companies.|
K-Monitor initiated the project together in cooperation with TI Hungary and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. The project started in november 2010 and should be finished in october 2012.
|Acceso Inteligente||Cuidadano Inteligente||Chile||Web-technology, Spending, Revenue Side, Spending Side, Off-Budget||http://www.accesointeligente.org||Acceso Inteligente is an online tool which gives the opportunity of citizens to do Freedom of Information (FOI) requests fast and easy way - it acts as an intermediary between the public institutions in delivering the required information to citizens, while at the same time sparing public officials’ resources in dealing with accumulated FOI requests. It serves as a constant cource of information that eventually becomes into a story or a visualization. It was inspired by What Do They Know (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/)|
|Del Dicho Al Hecho||Cuidadano Inteligente||Chile||Legislative Process, Spending Side, Data Visualisations, Web-Technology||http://deldichoalhecho.cl/||Del Dicho a Hecho uses data analysis and data visualisations to examine the legislative process and to calculate an index of fulfilment of the promises by the government and to pinpoint alternative agendas which are not related to the government’s programme.|
|Inspector de Intereses||Cuidadano Inteligente||Chile||Spending Side, Off-Budget, Web-Technolocy||http://www.inspectordeintereses.cl/||Relying on the data collected by vota inteligente, plus the results of a 1-year research on commercial public information this is a tool allowing for the disentanglement of interests in the Congress where personal financial benefits might influence the direction of public policy and public procurement. If citizens are aware about specific interests of MPs, they are submit them anonymously on the website.|
|Corruption Watch||Corruption Watch||South Africa||Corruption||http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/||Online corruption reporting and pledges|
|Hakuna My Data||n/a||Kenya||Corruption||http://openspending.org/blog/2012/01/30/hakuna-my-data-nbo-data-bootcamp.html||"My Name is XXXX, I am a member of the Kenyan parliament for the constituency of XXXX in the 2007-2012 election cycle. During my time in parliament, I have positioned myself against taxes for MPs.|
Of the Development Funds allocated to my constituency, I have spent 12mn KSH in 2010 and 8mn KSH in 2009. Since 2007, I've funded 201 projects, of which 72 (9mn KSH) related to Education, 56 (7.2mn KSH) related to Health and 20 (4.2mn KSH) to Infrastructure.
The largest projects I have funded include... "
Auto-generated, spending data-driven campaign speeches like this are just one of the many ideas of the Data Bootcamp that took place in Nairobi.
|Corruption Tracker||Ushahidi||International||Corruption||http://corruptiontracker.org/page/index/1||Corruption Tracker empowers people to report, identify and fight corruption via crowd sourced information sharing and analysis. People will be able to submit reports directly through CorruptionTracker.org via SMS, mobile telephony, and our Internet site. In addition, we will be fully integrated with all the major social networks.|
|Mamda Wrinch||Ushahidi||Morocco||Corruption||http://www.mamdawrinch.com/||This site publishes the incidents reported by Moroccan citizens in order to fight against corruption. To report an incident, our site is at your disposal, but you can also send your reports via: Email: Mamdawrinch@gmail.com Facebook: Mamdawrinch Twitter: # Mamdawrinch Tel: 080 100 76 76|
|Yezzi.info||Ushahidi||Tunisia||Corruption||http://tn.yezzi.info/||Ushahidi Mapping Site|
|Fr.yezzi.info||Ushahidi||France||Corruption||http://fr.yezzi.info/||Ushahidi Mapping Site|
|Mi Panama Transparente||Ushahidi||Panama||Corruption||http://www.mipanamatransparente.com/||Ushahidi Mapping Site|
|Zabatek||Ushahidi||Egypt||Corruption||http://www.zabatak.com/||Ushahidi Mapping Site|
|Crime Map||Ushahidi||Bulgaria||Corruption||http://www.crime.bg/||Crime.bg started in 2011 as a general crime crowdsourcing project based on Ushahidi. In November '11 it won the "Best initiative site" award of BGSite (Bulgarian Webby awards). The data hasn't grown as much as it can, but there are plans for cooperation with local authorities in some cities to promote and use the platform and the site for reporting incidents across cities.|
|Kallxo.com||Ushahidi||Kosovo||Corruption||http://www.kallxo.com/||Ushahidi Mapping Site|