ICT for Transparency –International Experience  Kristin Sinclair, Governance Operations Officer, World Bank
The way to makegovernment responsibleis to hold it accountable.And the way to makegovernment accountableis to make it tran...
Public expenditures on education                                   3
Newspaper and radio campaigns and       posters in schools                                    4
The power of information             Share of funds reaching    Year                   the school    1995              24%...
Showing public expenditures in         Australia…                                 6
…and helping citizens to contact their MP
Citizen Reporting in Great Britain                                     8
Performance monitoringof schools in Philippines
Coordinating volunteers in Russia
Performance monitoring in        Moldova:                            11
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Lots of data is available - but how to           interpret the data?                             Special meansBudgets vs. ...
To do analytical work with         available data you need:• An intimate knowledge of Moldova’s budget  classification• An...
BOOST - All public expenditures       in one excel file                                  15
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Per pupil spending in education                                  17
Deprivation index                    18
Equity of education spending    Per pupil spending vs. deprivation index                                               19
Next steps1. Citizens and civil society demand more data and   information on how their government functions2. Government ...
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ICT for Transparency: International initiatives

  1. 1. ICT for Transparency –International Experience Kristin Sinclair, Governance Operations Officer, World Bank
  2. 2. The way to makegovernment responsibleis to hold it accountable.And the way to makegovernment accountableis to make it transparentso that the Americanpeople know exactlywhat decisions are beingmade, how they´re beingmade, and whether theirinterests are being wellserved. 2
  3. 3. Public expenditures on education 3
  4. 4. Newspaper and radio campaigns and posters in schools 4
  5. 5. The power of information Share of funds reaching Year the school 1995 24% 2001 80% 5
  6. 6. Showing public expenditures in Australia… 6
  7. 7. …and helping citizens to contact their MP
  8. 8. Citizen Reporting in Great Britain 8
  9. 9. Performance monitoringof schools in Philippines
  10. 10. Coordinating volunteers in Russia
  11. 11. Performance monitoring in Moldova: 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. Lots of data is available - but how to interpret the data? Special meansBudgets vs. vs. specialexecution? funds? Will I end up “double- Local budget vs. counting” state budget expenditures if I add local to central government spending?Base componentvs. special means? What about “state social insurance fund” and “mandatory health insurance fund” 13
  14. 14. To do analytical work with available data you need:• An intimate knowledge of Moldova’s budget classification• An accountant’s understanding of how the public sector spends• Patience to re-type word files into excel• And, even then, you are very limited in what you can look at because only aggregate data are available 14
  15. 15. BOOST - All public expenditures in one excel file 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. Per pupil spending in education 17
  18. 18. Deprivation index 18
  19. 19. Equity of education spending Per pupil spending vs. deprivation index 19
  20. 20. Next steps1. Citizens and civil society demand more data and information on how their government functions2. Government shifts away from presenting pre-packaged reports toward giving its citizens the tools and the data necessary to hold it accountable3. Citizens and civil society develop additional tools based on data that is now publicly available4. Citizens and civil society demand changes in policy based on an analysis of available data 20

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