#IODC15 - How Transparent are Pro-Transparency Advocates?
Transparify so far has primarily looked at the transparency of think tanks. Yet transparency also matters in many other sectors, including policy advocacy.
Citizens should be able to find out who pays for that advocacy.
Transparency is particularly relevant for pro-transparency organizations. In line with that idea, we assessed 34 organizations who feature prominently at the Open Data Conference (#IODC15) in Ottawa, Canada. The #IODC15 event, which ran May 28-29, 2015, brought together the leading pro-transparency organizations, experts and donors, from across the world. It thus allows an excellent assessment of the field of pro-transparency advocacy.
Here are the most transparent pro-transparency advocates. They set the standard for the field, with 5-star transparency.
- Development Initiatives (UK)
- Global Integrity (US)
- Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition [GODAN] (International)
- GovLab @ NYU (US)
- Natural Resource Governance Institute (US)
- Open Contracting Partnership (US)
- Publish What You Pay – Canada
- Publish What You Pay – US
- Sunlight Foundation (US)
- Transparency International – EU Office in Brussels
- World Wide Web Foundation (UK)
Update, 28 May 2015: the Instituto Latinoamericano de Datos Abiertos - ILDA has also just updated to 5-star transparency.
Want to find out more? Here is our full report on transparency of pro-transparency advocates.
[2018 update: we will revisit the issue of transparency of pro-transparency advocates in the near future.]
And here is how you can go for 5-star transparency.