This module addresses five specific sub-themes to capture information and data relevant to political integrity and to address gaps in current data: data on political party finance; data on political interest declarations; lobbying registers; data on public consultation in rule-making; data on right-to-information regime performance. It was co-developed with the Open Government Partnership research team and Transparency International and is the largest thematic module in the Global Data Barometer first edition.
The public good can best be served when there is an open, accountable, and equitable public sphere in which money can not be used to distort fair decision-making related to the public good or access to political office. This module will support both policy-makers and civil society organizations to diagnose data-specific weaknesses of a country’s current practices related to political integrity: to lay out specific goals for improved availability and use of data around party financing, interest declarations, lobbying, public consultation, and RTI performance; to advocate for these changes persuasively, drawing on comprehensive contextual data and qualitative insights from around the world.
The methodology and data collection processes of this first pilot edition of the Global Data Barometer will be assessed and reviewed for the next edition.
Data analysis does not necessarily represent the views, positions or opinions of the individual partner organizations, and any errors or omissions are the sole responsibility of the Global Data Barometer project.