[OpenSpending] [open-government] Technology for Fiscal Transparency - Where Next?
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Thu Mar 22 13:30:39 GMT 2012
That sounds great. I'm going to OGP (am on one of the panels), and that
sort of project was one of the reasons for setting up OpenCorporates
(OpenSpending and OpenlyLocal both use the OpenCorporates reconciliation
API to match names of government suppliers to companies). We haven't yet
got Brazilian companies in OpenCorporates, but are working on it.
OpenCorporates :: The Open Database of the Corporate World
OpenlyLocal :: Making Local Government More Transparent
On 22 March 2012 13:19, Pedro Markun <pedro at esfera.mobi> wrote:
> I'll take a look into it :)
> In Transparency Hackers we didn't (or at least I didn't) focus much energy
> on fiscal transparency (for a number of reasons, but mostly because that's
> the area in wich Brazil does best already).
> But since the Hacker Bus we just started an project/idea around it that
> might be interesting for you. We've started producing some 'street posters'
> (those really cheap ones you glue with water and floor? you have those?)
> that shows how much money a specific company profited from their local
> government in the past few months (with graphs and charts) - the idea is to
> create an website that allows people to print those on demand and help
> spread transparency all over the country.
> Still really early in the game. We might as well do that in Brasilia
> during the OGP meeting.
> Pedro Markun
> ps: Anyone going to the OGP meeting? The Transparency Hackers are renting
> a big house with barbecue and stuff for people to sleep and hack. If anyone
> is looking for a place to stay, drop me an email.
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org>wrote:
>> Dear Lists (apologies for the cross-post),
>> Over the last month, my colleague Velichka and I have been working on
>> a report entitled “Technology for Transparent and Accountable Public
>> Finance" for the GIFT initiative ready for next month's OGP meeting.
>> We are hoping to identify the most promising projects around the world
>> that are using technology (web, mobile or otherwise) to further aims
>> of fiscal transparency. Of particular interest are projects that aim
>> * Publish more or better data related to fiscal processes (aid,
>> revenues, budgets, audits, etc. — see below),
>> * Help understand this data through the creation of better
>> visualisation and data analysis tools,
>> * Educate citizens about fiscal processes, and assist civil society
>> organisations promoting accountable governance,
>> * Facilitate direct participation in fiscal matters through
>> participatory budgeting, citizen auditing and the like,
>> * Provide policymakers with complete and reliable data relevant to
>> their work, enabling them to make better decisions.
>> More details on the report can be found in this post:
>> We wanted to ask the wisdom of the list if there are any projects
>> which we should consider for inclusion in the report or for their
>> observations on the above.
>> We have also produced a form which gives more details on the areas we
>> area focussing on - and we would encourage people to fill out with
>> details of projects which should be included in the report
>> Many thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you,
>> All the best,
>> Lucy Chambers
>> Community Coordinator,
>> OpenSpending & Data Journalism
>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>> Skype: lucyfediachambers
>> Twitter: @lucyfedia
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