Where Does My Money Go?
Where Does My Money Go? aims to promote transparency and citizen engagement through the analysis and visualisation of information about UK public spending.
Where Does My Money Go? aims to promote transparency and citizen engagement through the analysis and visualisation of information about UK public spending. First started in 2007, the project went on to win the UK Government’s ‘Show Us a Better Way’ competition in November 2008, was developed further with a small Government grant in 2009 and the site received funding from Channel 4’s 4iP to support further development in 2010. The site uses COINS data and departmental spend over £25,000 datasets released in 2010.
Run by the Open Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit network of advocates for open knowledge, government and society, Where Does My Money Go? is part of a wider project tracking use of public funds – Open Spending.
OpenSpending is the international big sister of Where Does My Money Go? and allows anyone to upload, explore and visualise spending data. OpenSpending currently features data from over 30 countries and is the only centralised, searchable datastore of international expenditure information. Its flexibility and the ability to search across all of the datasets means is a valuable resource for journalists, researchers and policymakers alike. OpenSpending also has an API so that developers can build tools to further explore and visualise the data.
Other datasets associated with the Open Knowledge Foundation can be found through their DataHub