[OpenSpending] Good examples of fiscal data visualisation?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat Jun 13 15:16:42 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I'm currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a
research project. The project is looking at how different kinds of
visualisations and visual elements are used to narrate public finances -
whether by journalists, civil society organisations or public sector bodies.

Once we have collected a decent corpus of examples, we will do a bit of
analysis. In the medium term I hope this will become a useful reference for
those interested in using data visualisation for advocacy and/or journalism
around public finances.

I've started out with an initial list of 165 different projects, but am
keen to include:

  * More examples from around the world;
  * More examples of different kinds of visualisations and visual
approaches - especially those that go beyond top-down overviews and
spending over time;
  * More examples of different types of stories and narratives around
public finance. For example many projects focus on top beneficiaries or
ranking departments, but I'm keen to see more compelling examples looking
at things like tax revenue and tax distribution, comparisons of spending
per capita in different areas, trans-national comparisons, etc.

The list so far is available here:


If any of you can think of examples to add, please do pop me an email, ping
me on Twitter (at @jwyg), or add to the following forum thread:


Many thanks for your help!



Jonathan Gray

Director of Policy and Research | *@jwyg <https://twitter.com/jwyg>*

Open Knowledge <http://okfn.org/>

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