OpenSpending exists to map the money worldwide – that is, to track and analyse public financial information globally. It is meant to be a resource for individuals and groups who wish to discuss and investigate public financial information, including journalists, academics, campaigners, and more. Concretely, OpenSpending is:
- A central, high-quality, open platform for public financial information, including budgets, spending, balance sheets, procurement etc
- A community of users and contributors to this database
- A set of open resources providing technical, fiscal, and political understanding necessary to work with financial information.