May Twitter Event: Open Data For Anti-Corruption

Background Information On This Session:

The potential of open data as a public good to reinforce anti-corruption by strengthening transparency, increasing trust in governments, and improving public sector integrity and accountability is generally acknowledged.  Despite this awareness, its implementation, and uptake by countries, especially developing countries, still remains low meaning open data as a driver and enabler of anti-corruption efforts remains largely underutilized. The big question then becomes: how can we maximize the potential benefits of open data in terms of reducing corruption?

By the end of this session participants should be able to:

  •  Explore the type of data needed for anti-corruption efforts
  • Appreciate anti-corruption tools and initiatives that leverage Open Data 
  •  Understand the best tactics and strategies to advance Open Data for anti-corruption efforts.

Speakers

Jorge Florez

Jorge joined Global Integrity in July 2015, where he leads work on open fiscal governance. He is most interested in finding ways to support partners in their efforts to solve local problems through the use of data, evidence, and innovation. Prior to joining Global Integrity, Jorge worked with the Results for Development Institute and the National Democratic Institute. Before that, he lived in Colombia, where he advised the Colombian government on citizen engagement and social accountability programs with a focus on developing tools and methods for citizen engagement and building grassroots capacities. He also conducted research on governance in Latin America with a special interest in the interaction between civil society, accountability institutions, and governments to address pressing challenges about urban planning, social exclusion, and the environment.

 

Steph Muchai