An assessment of the implementation of the G20 open data anti-corruption principles by five G20 countries.
In 2015 the anti-corruption principles were developed based on the Open Data Charter. This was a first step towards leveraging open data as a crucial tool for enabling a culture of transparency and accountability in order to address corruption.
The purpose of this overview report is to make the case for using open data to strengthen anti-corruption efforts. The report, which was jointly conceived and carried out by Transparency International and the Web Foundation, assesses the extent to which a select group of G20 countries (Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa) have met their commitments to fight corruption by applying and implementing the principles and actions set out in the G20 Principles. This report also provides a set of recommendations for further action based on that assessment.
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.