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Open Data and Anti-Corruption: Open Data Charter Packages

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Slides from a workshop on the prospective International Open Data Charter anti-corruption data packages.

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Open Data and Anti-Corruption: Open Data Charter Packages

  1. 1. open data & anti-corruption
  2. 2. tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk @timdavies
  3. 3. open data & anti-corruption
  4. 4. What do we mean by ?
  5. 5. Digital | Accessible | Re-usable What do we mean by ?
  6. 6. What is ? A global movement | A policy | A technical practice
  7. 7. Not all data can be open data… …but we can shift the default to open
  8. 8. for anti-corruption There is growing interest in
  9. 9. Corruption is: ““the abuse of entrusted power for private gain” Transparency International: https://www.transparency.org/what-is-corruption#define
  10. 10. can be used for…
  11. 11. http://eaves.ca/2010/04/14/case-study-open-data-and-the-public-purse/ Access: Many eyes - detection & reporting
  12. 12. Structure: Red flag analysis - looking for patterns http://www.digiwhist.eu
  13. 13. Integration: Follow the money - linking up datasets https://www.one.org/international/follow-the-money/
  14. 14. A short history of the International http://opendatacharter.net/history/
  15. 15. G8 Open Data Charter: 2013
  16. 16. Beyond the G7… Through Open Government Partnership, a growing recognition of need for global principles
  17. 17. International Open Data Conference - 2015 Meetings to draft a broader charter.
  18. 18. Ongoing development Supported by a network of lead stewards and general stewards.
  19. 19. Launch: Autumn 2015 http://opendatacharter.net/
  20. 20. Implementation: sector packages • Anti-corruption • Climate change
 • Agriculture (?)
 • Elections (?)
 • …. Working towards International Open Data Conference 2016
  21. 21. Anti-corruption sector package Modality Example Key data elements & features Prevention Banks and other institutions can draw upon open corporate registries, beneficial ownership registers and politically exposed persons data in order to better implement Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering regulation. With open registers, civil society can check the quality of the lists being used, building trusts in the compliance process - rather than the datasets used being ‘black boxes’. Unique identifiers for legal entities, and clear data-driven approach to identify beneficial owners. Detection A procurement agency may use a list of debarred firms, bidders, prior contract performance information, and information on shareholders and politically exposed persons for red flag analysis - detecting potential cases of corrupt dealing. Timely and forward looking data on contracting processes. Investigation Investigative journalists can draw upon open data to more quickly develop leads and stories, leading to an increase in the coverage of corruption cases. A common pattern may be for investigations to uncover fraudulent documents by comparing them to official records of licenses, permits or certificates. Comprehensive and reliable public registers of companies, licenses, contracts,permits or certificates. Enforcement Law enforcement from one country can use open data on companies and beneficial ownership from other countries to collect the specific facts they need to build a criminal case against corrupt persons or companies. Linkage between data elements and key documents, or ability of the data to function as evidence to allow prosecution and eventually in court. http://opendatacharter.net/the-consultation-on-g20-anti-corruption-package-is-launched/ Initial ideas in the consultation document
  22. 22. Anti-corruption sector package Four key cross-cutting areas for focus are identified from the G20 anti-corruption agenda: • Extractives industry transparency • Construction sector transparency • Public procurement and open contracting • Integrity of public officials
  23. 23. Workshop What one dataset would you like to see countries publish as open data to address corruption?
  24. 24. More information www.opendatacharter.net

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