The Open Up Guide provides practical help for governments wanting to use open data to combat corruption.
The Guide includes:
- A short overview on how open data can be used to combat corruption.
- Use cases and methodologies. A series of case studies highlighting existing and future approaches to the use of open data in the anti-corruption field.
- 30 priority datasets and the key attributes needed so that they can talk to each other. To address corruption networks it is particularly important that connections can be established and followed across data sets, national borders and different sectors.
- Data standards. Standards describe what should be published, and the technical details of how it should be made available. The report includes some of the relevant standards for anti-corruption work, and highlights the areas where there are currently no standards.
The guide has been developed by Transparency International-Mexico, Open Contracting Partnership and the Open Data Charter, with support from OD4D, building on input from government officials, open data experts, civil society and journalists.