where public money goes worldwide

What is it about?

It is an effort to demonstrate the usefulness of economic Linked Open Data in promoting transparency and innovation.



How does it work?

By processing open data from various sources like government data portals and Dbpedia. Processed data are analysed, corrected if necessary, interlinked and depicted. For more information refer to our paper.

Available datasets

Triples Payers Payees Payments (€) Decisions Time Period
Australia 2,788,939 165 51,455 204,606,056,134 429,435 2/2006-11/2012
USA 494,005 157 16,780 504,599,838,933 61,359 2009-2012
UK 613,3782 119 26,768 597,659,337,423 1,137,641 4/2010-12/2012
Greece 68,804,546 3904 204,406 48,095,068,098 2,303,360 10/2010-11/2012
Chicago 63,6526 54 7,930 44,153,540,592 84,405 1/1993-2/2013
Alaska 74,8319 22 28,333 16,127,397,046 139,821 7/2007-3/2013
Masschussets 8,023,505 158 31,068 51,279,504,691 1,305,267 2010-2012
Total 87,629,622 4579 315,285 1,466,520,742,920 5,461,288

For web data retrieval from sources without an API or RSS, publicspending.net is collaborating with the DEiXTo team (http://deixto.com). DEiXTo is a free yet powerful web data extraction tool.


Who is behind this initiative?

Publicspending.net is a research initiative designed and implemented by the following team: