Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Open Data for Anti-Corruption in OGP
This work involves working with international organizations and country level reformers participating in OGP multistakeholder spaces, in Colombia, Chile, Ghana, and Kenya, to leverage the power of open data to address corruption-related challenges. This work has been funded through the World Bank’s Multi Donor Trust Fund on Open Government to develop tools to provide guidance on problem identification, data use to advance anti-corruption reforms, and build local coalitions within and beyond OGP processes.
Our work is designed to help local partners to use data effectively, and to inform future investments and policies intended to harness the potential of data for development. Working across a range of countries, we distill lessons that are applicable beyond specific countries and sectors, and produce resources that can help inform efforts to enhance the effective use of data to improve the use of public resources and enhance service delivery outcomes.
We are doing three things: one, providing strategy and implementation support at the initiative level by developing a learning plan and guiding data gathering and use for reflection; two, carrying out research about the implementation of OD4AC commitments both quantitative (analysis of OGP IRM data) and qualitative (interviews and focus groups); and three, building networks among reformers in Africa and Latin America. All of this is guiding the production of two tools for improving how OGP stakeholders design and implement OD4AC commitments. We are doing this in an effort to balance country level reformers needs and interests and WB interests about producing technical tools that can be used by any OGP member.