I already hung around OKFN’s website for some times, but never joined the discussion here. My name is Arie Purwanto. I am a PhD student at the Delft University of Technology and also working for the Indonesian Supreme Audit Court. I was a programmer as well as on-demand Information Systems auditor in the latter organization for nearly 10 years.
I found that open budget data is necessary for the work of my institution, especially for scrutinizing budget accounts planned by local governments, since feedback from the public is critical to check whether the budget indeed accommodates public’s needs.
Before doing my PhD, I was also involved in Kawal Pemilu, an independent citizen initiative from Indonesia to digitize the opened election results data. Currently, I am studying citizen engagement with Open Government Data (OGD). I have authored four conference papers (one is a forthcoming) about OGD engagement from different aspects. You can check my profile in ResearchGate.
I look forward to inspiring discussions and exchange in this forum.