Open data and the fight against corruption in Germany

Filed under - Access to information

Report published 23 February 2017
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The purpose of this report is to assess the extent to which Germany is meeting its commitments to fighting corruption by applying and implementing the principles and actions set out in the G20 Principles, which were adopted as a first step towards leveraging open data as a crucial tool to enable a culture of transparency and accountability in order to address corruption. This is one of five reports; others have been compiled for Brazil, France, Indonesia and South Africa.

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Country / Territory - Germany   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Access to information   |   Politics and government   |   Technology   
Tags - Open data policies   |   Open government   |   Open data   |   G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles   |   Web Foundation   

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