The Open Fiscal Data Package (OFDP) is a simple, open, technical specification for publishing government budget and spending data. It aims to be easy to use both for those publishing data, i.e. governments, and for those using the data, such as researchers, journalists and other audiences.
The Open Fiscal Data Package serves two main purposes
1. Standardizing the structure and the content of fiscal data so that tools and services can be built over it for visualization, analysis or comparison; and
2. Driving data quality by providing a solid framework of publication. So the Open Fiscal Data Package specifies the form for fiscal data and offers a standardized framework for the content.
TheOFDPhas been developed in a collaboration involving Open Knowledge International, the Global Initiative of Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), the BOOST World Bank initiative and a dedicated open data community, building on the OpenSpending platform.
To date, theOFDPis used by five National Governments to publish their budget and spending data for current and historic expenditures. The packager is used in different ways to publish the open data, provide standard visualizations or power their own visualization and enable reuse through the API.
Thomas Iverson – U.S. Department of the Treasury Amparo Ballivian – The World Bank Anders Pedersen – Natural Resource Governance Institute Claire Schouten – The International Budget Partnership Eduardo Andres Estrada – The World Bank Jean-Noé Landry – Open North Lindsey Marchessault – Open Contracting Partnership Mark Brough
Lorena Rivero – Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency Massimo Massimo – The World Bank Mauro Santos – The Federal Secretary of Budget and Planning of Brazil Sailendra Narayan Pattanayak – The International Monetary Fund Tim Davies – Open Data Services