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Research project: Exploring the open data Initiative of the Ministry of Finance on National Budget Transparency in Indonesia

Indonesia has high levels of web access, and technology use. In 2012 Indonesia became co-chair of the Open Government Partnership. National budget data has been online in PDF format since 2003, but there have been recent moves to publish raw open budget data. This case focussed on the development of this open data project, looking in depth at process that occur during the initiation/creation and adoption of the initiative. It explored factors including: the influence of governance structures on the initiatives development; the supply and demand of budget data; the social and technical intermediaries that support the flow of data to users; the sustainability of the initiative; and how open data eco-systems of standards, technologies and institutions affect the shape the initiative takes. The study used a mixed-method approach, drawing on quantitative and qualitative evidence on both supply and use of the budget data.

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