OpenSpending

Short description

OpenSpending is about Mapping the Money.

The aim is to help track every (public) government and corporate financial transaction across the world and present it in useful and engaging forms for everyone from a school-child to a data geek.

What OpenStreetMap does for geography, OpenSpending does for money. OpenStreetMap has mapped the world in unprecendented levels of detail, harnessing the power of thousands of volunteers who each contribute data for their little corner of the world. However, as far as we know, there is no 'global atlas' of spending, no integrated, searchable database which would be a valuable resource for policy-makers and civil society alike. We want anyone to be able to go to their local council or national government, request the data, upload, understand and visualise it and contribute to this 'spending commons', which anyone can benefit from.

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Delivery

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  • Indirect
  • Inspirational
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Transformative approach

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  • A new world
  • A major shift
  • A bit of a shake-up
  • A gentle rocking

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How much does it encourage collaborations

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  • Strong support for global networks?
  • Currently encourages new forms of collaboration
  • Provides interesting opportunities in the future
  • Restricted to a small (expert) group

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What synergies can be delivered

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  • Only one challenge

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Nine billion contribution

How global is it? Is it helping/will it help everyone on the planet
  • Instant global equality
  • Almost global
  • Getting (incrementally) global
  • Not applicable

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Building on current trends

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Timeframe

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Transparency

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  • Increased transparency, but nothing innovative
  • No increase in transparency

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