In 2016, Ukraine launched an electronic asset declaration system, requiring public officials to disclose earnings and assets, in an effort to combat corruption and enhance accountability of public figures. With support from international partners, the e-register system hosts a global database of assets of public officials and has over 1,450,000 registered users.
Innovation Tag: Open Data
The Buenos Aires City Government launched Climate Action, an open data platform that brings together energy efficiency, sustainability and waste management policies to combat climate change in the city. The platform is based on transparency, co-creation, collaboration, citizen participation, accountability and innovation. BA Climate Action was co-created with civil society organizations, environmental experts and citizens.
Better Insights into Collective Climate Actions: The currently fragmented, insufficient and incompatible sources building the climate data framework remain a critical threat to a successful outcome of the 2023 Global Stocktake for the Paris Agreement. While we observe an increasing amount of participation, effective ways of connecting, visualizing and analysing actors patterns & impact, within the overall climate initiatives, remain limited.
BERDI: An interface to navigate 20 years of environmental and socio-economic data
Governments are buried in hard-to-search PDF documents that hold data with great value for citizens, scientists, and public servants. At the Canada Energy Regulator, we developed data science methods to liberate 20 years – and tens of thousands of kilometres – of environmental and socio-economic data from over 1900 PDF documents from oil and gas pipeline applications. We made it easy to search and explore this data in our powerful and user-friendly search tool, BERDI.
The AJSC has developed a new model to measure the determinants of the ‘quality of life’ in Ajman, covering six key areas of public service. The Model comprises a comprehensive factor measurement framework embedded on a sophisticated web-based application, with inbuilt protocols for scientific data collection, project management, data visualization and reporting. It systematically measures gaps and impact of interventions, via targeted performance assessment of framework factors.
The reason for creation was to improve inspection models of external control, which were based mainly on legality and conformity. IEG-M index is an instrument for measuring public area effectiveness, as it analyses the inputs, resources and processes of the local administration, evaluating its policies and activities. There are many finalistic results indexes, but none of them deals with the evaluation of processes to analyse the application of public money that impacts local communities.
Procurement Planning Platform (PPP) for driving Sustainability, Circularity and Innovation in Lisbon…
Lisbon Municipality aims for more innovation and sustainability in Public Procurement. Urgency and specifications' complexity are excuses for not considering sustainability in tenders and barriers to attracting innovative SMEs and startups. The innovative approach involved users designing and developing the Procurement Planning Platform, using a rapid development tool, cloud-based, and agile methods, which selects and supports a project-led approach for deploying new procurement strategies.
Satellites collect images that can be used to identify deformations of infrastructure at millimetre level with InSAR analysis. This project investigates the use of InSAR in the monitoring of deformations of bridges. Can InSAR be of added value for a structural health assessment of bridges which, with aging assets over the largest part of Europe, becomes more and more critical? Nowadays the monitoring of bridges is very labour intensive and often not without danger. InSAR may reduce this.
In Kenya, it remains difficult for both watchdogs and citizens to understand how financial resources are utilised since it decentralised services from national to county-level governments in 2013. PesaYetu is a data visualisation website designed to easily explore, interpret and report on budget-driven stories affecting counties. The primary audience is researchers and journalists who want to empower citizens at the county level to engage their leaders on issues concerning policy and governance
Most Brazilian metropolises have a transport network operated by a private company which makes it difficult for transport authorities to have a bright view of the public transport functioning. TRANCITY is a public transport monitoring dashboard which integrates different sources of data, such as bus location, ticketing and cameras, providing real time and historical information that supports management, planning and the operation of public transport networks, with data driven evidence.