In Poland, a new site has launched sharing government budget data. For a visualisation contest with the data, citizens and other stakeholders are called upon to submit apps and visualisations.
Warsaw, 27 April 2011
(by Tom Kronenburg)
A new site, "open budget" has launched recently in Poland, sharing structured data on government budgets with the general public. PDF documents from the ministry of Finance have been converted into a structured dataset for everybody to use. The site appears to be a call for more transparency and openness within Polish government. The site is a project of the polish Centre Cyfrowe (http://centrumcyfrowe.pl/), a think-and-act tank on e- and open government.
On the webpage, the Centre Cyfrowe calls upon the general public to create visualisation of the budget data. An interesting visualisation already created by the Centre Cyfrowe is this breakdown of the budget in its main categories.