Using open data to combat corruption: moving beyond the hype

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There’s been a lot of promise about how publishing government information as open data has the potential to combat corruption. There are good examples of how access to data has allowed people to follow financial flows, understand who’s providing government services and to spot suspect behaviour. But the results have not always lived up to the initial promise.

That’s why the Open Data Charter has teamed up with Transparency International-Mexico and the Open Contracting Partnership to develop a practical guide for how to challenge corruption by publishing the right information in the right way. We’ll be working with a number of governments to road-test the guide, starting with Mexico, and we want your help to shape what this looks like. As we launch this Open Up Guide, we’re bringing together experts on corruption and open data to discuss how to move beyond the hype.

Join the online conversation through the Charter's Youtube channel.

Read the Open Up Guide: Using Open Data to Combat Corruption.


Lindsey Marchessault, Open Contracting Partnership

Enrique Zapata, Government of Mexico

Hera Hussain, OpenCorporates

Friedrich Lindberg, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Carlos Santiso, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator: Robert Palmer, Open Data Charter

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