[ddj] Visualising public spending in Bosnia and Herzegovina with budzeti.ba
melinaborcak at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 15:20:10 UTC 2013
this is great! I wanted to see something like this for a long time. As a
Bosnian, it makes me depressed and angry to see what happens to our money,
but I guessed most of it anyway.
The first suggestion I have is that it would have been interesting to make
comparisons between the different administrative units easier.
I know how hard it is to get data about Bosnia, but now that you have it,
you should maximize the analysis options.
For example, seeing that RS spends over ten times more on the military than
the Federation is kind of disturbing, having in mind that Dodik rules the
place and dreams about separation. But now I saw Brčko District spends even
more on it, that's weird.
Second, it would have been great to have a clearer overview of what
percentage of the budget is spent on a certain thing. Because even if we
had the comparisons between the Cantons in one place, Sarajevo has a bigger
budget than all the others, so it doesn't really mean a lot to see we spend
more on something, the important part is how much more that is in relation
to the budget. (e.g we spend 12% on something and Tuzla only 2%)
Anyway, great work!
Greetings from Sarajevo,
On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Anders Pedersen
<anders.pedersen at okfn.org>wrote:
> Today OpenSpending <http://openspending.org> announced the launch of
> budzeti.ba, a new way to understand public spending in Bosnia and
> Herzegovina (BiH). budzeti.ba is a joint project of Bosnian civil society
> advocates CPI <http://cpi.ba/> and the Open Knowledge Foundation<http://okfn.org/>
> It allows Bosnian citizens to navigate the complexities of the BiH tax
> system and to explore the distribution of public funds across
> administrative regions and categories of social spending.
> More about the launch here:
> Curious to know if any of you have feedback to share?
> Anders Pedersen
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