Part II. Case Studies: Improving Government
Our research shows that open data is helping to improve the functioning of government. By making public previously inaccessible data sources, open data is playing a role in both tackling corruption through increased transparency and accountability, and enhancing public service delivery and resource allocation.
The case studies in this section examine:
- The exposure and a reduction of corruption among public officials in Brazil;
- The discovery of tax fraud among charities in Canada and savings in how development aid is spent in Sweden;
- Procurement improvements in Slovakia; and
- Improved public services in Denmark as a result of greater accuracy in address data.