Call for Proposals: Promoting the Use of Open Data to Strengthen Fiscal Transparency in Indonesia and the Philippines
With funding support from the Southeast Asia Technology and Transparency Initiative (SEATTI), the Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab in Jakarta is currently implementing the ‘Promoting the Use of Open Data to Strengthen Fiscal Transparency in Indonesia and the Philippines’ project (hereinafter the OD4Transparency Project).
The goal of the Project is to improve local fiscal government transparency in both countries by enabling local civil society organizations to make more effective use of publicly available budget and spending data to monitor government use of public funds.
The Project seeks to assist four civil society organizations (two in Indonesia, and two in the Philippines) who have experience working in fiscal transparency at the local level. These partner organizations will be working on a local financial transparency issue that can be addressed with open data. The interventions are conceived as pilot projects with a special emphasis on learning in order to inform future work and to enable partners to effectively harness the opportunities of open data. At the end of the process, it is expected that the project partners are able to locate and access data that helps support their mission; understand the potential of open data and be able to build this into future programs; and to act as champions of open data amongst other CSOs in local fiscal transparency in their respective countries. The Project will provide trainings and expert mentoring to CSO partners to achieve this end.
The Project focuses on capacity building in the use of government data to advance public fiscal transparency goals. As such, selected proponents will attend two capacity building workshops, will have access to mentoring from leading thinkers in the field, and will have access to a support mechanism from within the Open Data Lab Jakarta. To assist the proponents in their actual work, a modest amount of up to USD 5,000 USD will be provided for their activities.
You can find the details of the project in the attached Call for Proposals. Please share with those whom you think will be interested.
Deadline for proposal submission is 18 August 2014.