We’re currently looking into using OpenSpending as a backend for our obudget site.
One of our biggest unknowns is whether OS API supports the different data kinds (and irregularities) we have here.
Currently we have (and we’re obviously planning to add more):
- Yearly budget articles (planned, revised and executed) - each one defines multiple monetary values as well as personnel limits etc.
- Changes being made to the budget throughout the year, and related metadata (e.g. each set of such changes has its own explanation letter that our Ministry of Finance produces)
- Government Grants - yearly grants, given under a specific budget article
- Procurement Tenders - here we also have extra meta data, such as tender documents etc.
(you can take a look at our current api here: http://obudget.org/api )
We would very much like to hear your input as to whether and how OS can be integrated wit obudget.org.