Where does the money come from and where does it go? – data visualization and transparency in budget spending


Data visualization can facilitate monitoring budget spendings, increasing local government’s efficiency and motivating citizens to participate in public decision making processes. 

Experts of four countries’ organizations - the Czech Republic (CETA, Centre for Economic and Market Analysis), Slovakia (INEKO, Institute for Economic and Social Reforms), Hungary (Budapest Institute), and Armenia (Compass) – gathered in Gyumri, Shirak province, Armenia to share their knowledge about challenges and lessons in budget visualisation practices. Conference participants have assessed the international practices and highlighted the importance of transparency of budget spending.

The discussions led to the conclusion that overseeing local budget is a cornerstone in local democracy development in order to make informed decisions on both sides, government and citizens.

The event was supported by the International Visegrad Fund and the Government of the Netherlands.

You can access the conference materials here.