These principles, adopted by G20 countries in 2015, committed countries to increasing and improving the publication of public information, driving forward open data as a tool in anti-corruption efforts.
However, this research – looking at Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa – finds a disappointing lack of progress. No country studied has released all the datasets identified as being key to anti-corruption and much of the information is hard to find and hard use.
- No country released all anti-corruption datasets
- Quality issues means data is often not useful or useable
- Much of the data is not published in line with open data standards, making comparability difficult
- In many countries there is a lack of open data skills among officials in charge of anti-corruption initiatives