I’m currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a research project. The project is looking at how different kinds of visualisations and visual elements are used to narrate public finances - whether by journalists, civil society organisations or public sector bodies.
Once we have collected a decent corpus of examples, we will do a bit of analysis. In the medium term I hope this will become a useful reference for those interested in using data visualisation for advocacy and/or journalism around public finances.
I’ve started out with an initial list of 165 different projects, but am keen to include:
- More examples from around the world;
- More examples of different kinds of visualisations and visual approaches - especially those that go beyond top-down overviews and spending over time;
- More examples of different types of stories and narratives around public finance. For example many projects focus on top beneficiaries or ranking departments, but I’m keen to see more compelling examples looking at things like tax revenue and tax distribution, comparisons of spending per capita in different areas, trans-national comparisons, etc.
The list so far is available here:
If any of you can think of examples to add, please do either suggest them in this thread, pop me an email (to first name dot last name at okfn dot org), or ping me on Twitter (at @jwyg).
Thanks for your help!