Working Group on Open Expenditure Data
Working Group on Open Spending Data
- Act as a central point of reference and support for people who are interested in open spending data.
- Develop principles for making official and unofficial information about spending legally and technically open
- Document background and status of initiatives to make official information open in different countries
- Support efforts to make spending data discoverable and channels and methods for collaboration around it.
- Work closely with the Working Group on Open Data in Economics to help contextualise spending and budget data for the purposes of analysis and research.
Possible activities (to be reviewed)
- Contributing to / providing feedback on a Spending Data Manual - A wiki-like, community driven manual on acquiring, working with, publishing and archiving spending data, (building on and referencing other works e.g. World Bank’s work on budget classifications)
- Keeping their eye-out for new and interesting initiatives springing up around spending and budget data and invite new members to join the discussion
- Help to build up a registry of spending datasets by adding to the OpenSpending group on the DataHub
- Writing blog updates on new developments e.g. new datasets becoming available, updates to laws in your country affecting spending data, new tools to work with, share and collaborate on data
- Considering possibilities for a Spending Data Camp, most likely at or around OGDCamp 2012 with hands-on sessions on licensing, working with and publishing data, aimed at CSOs from around the world.
- ERDF collection.
- Alexandre Ciconello, INESC, Brazil
- Avani Kapur, Accountability Initiative, India
- Codru Vrabie, Bribemarket, Romania
- Damir Mehmedbasic, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- David Cabo, Pro Bono Publico, Spain
- Diego de la Mora, Fundar, Mexico
- Dr Effie Vraniali,Fondafip and Member of Transparency International Greece
- Elena Calistru, Lost Money, Romania
- Eva Vozarova, Fair-Play Alliance, Slovakia
- Federico Ramírez, Fundar, Mexico
- Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany
- Hille Hinsberg, Praxis Policy Centre, Estonia
- Kaitlin Lee, Sunlight Foundation, USA
- Laina Emmanuel, Accountability Initiative, India
- Lucy Chambers, Open Knowledge Foundation, United Kingdom
- Mark Brough, Research Officer, Publish What You Fund, United Kingdom
- Martin Keegan, Open Knowledge Foundation, United Kingdom
- Maurice Nsabimana, World Bank
- Michael Roberts, Co-founder, Acclar
- Michal Skop, KohoVolit.eu, Czech Republic
- Oluseun Onigbinde, BudgIT, Nigeria
- Photios Zygoulis, e-gov Coordinator, Municipality of Neo Iraklio Attikis, Greece
- Sam Lee, World Bank Finances, USA
- Sam Smith, Organiser of OpenTech, United Kingdom