[ddj] Politician data tools/sites

Fernando Cabigao fernando.cabigao at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 03:41:14 UTC 2015

Hi Matthew,

You may want to check http://moneypolitics.pcij.org. It focuses on
Philippine politicians' wealth, election campaign finances, the use of
public funds, and socio-economic data.


Fernando Cabigao Jr.
*Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism*

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Matthew Linares <
matthew.linares at opendemocracy.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am looking for a few things which I think people here may know about.
> Any leads will be most appreciated!
> 1) Good examples of platforms collating data on politicians (or
> structurally similar subjects), particularly where those platforms enable
> search and complex querying of the data. theyworkforyou
> <http://www.theyworkforyou.com>, popit <http://popit.poplus.org/> (not
> actively developed) are examples I know of, but I'm looking for best in
> class projects from across the world, both active and otherwise, open and
> closed source.
> 2) Anyone know why popit is no longer actively developed?
> 3) Developers and others involved in the making, maintenance or analysis
> of this kind of software and datasets.
> 4) Aside from the datasets in use at theyworkforyou
> <http://parser.theyworkforyou.com/>, useful sources of data (structured
> and otherwise) on UK politicians. This may be significant data relating to
> them explicitly as politicians, or referencing them as individuals in other
> fields (e.g. opencorporates <https://opencorporates.com/> which might be
> cross-queried with members data
> <https://github.com/mysociety/parlparse/tree/master/members>).
> Alternately, non-UK specific ideas about how to query data of this sort
> across domains.
> 5) Any good resources which detail developments and resources in this
> field.
> Thank you for your thoughts!
> Matthew Linares
> Technical & Publications Coordinator
> openDemocracy.net <https://www.openDemocracy.net>
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