An open data portal to overcome corruption in the Philippines

The Philippines is ‘one of the most corrupt countries in South-East Asia’ and it is listed 101st in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index. In an attempt to bolster its credentials as an accountable and transparent government, the Aquino government launched Open Data Philippines (ODP) in 2014, an online portal seeking to centralise all open government datasets. The objective of the portal is to surface public sector datasets and centralise their publication through the data.gov.ph website. Upon launch, 400 datasets were released on public sector information such as budget, transportation, education, and procurement. Furthermore, the portal is highly engaging, comprised of dashboards, infographics, and other creative applications.