Making Asset Declaration Data
Accessible and Useful
A clear view of personal assets of public officials is a powerful tool to stamp out corruption, and establish a more transparent and accountable public administration. Recognising this, the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Commission, with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), has been making asset declarations of public officials publicly available. While publishing the reports online is an efficient way to reach a wide audience of potential users, the current method of publication limits the use and the usefulness of the information.
The Jakarta Lab has been tasked with producing a set of recommendations to the Commission on how to make the existing income and assets declarations more accessible and usable.
We are determined to help build a system that strikes the right balance between enabling public scrutiny, protecting the privacy rights of the individuals, and ensuring the credibility of the system.
Based on research of in-depth interviews with data suppliers and users, and identifying international good practice, we are producing recommendations and delivering a technical prototype. This prototype will demonstrate the benefits of easy data access for the work of stakeholders interested in improving governance in the public administration.
Start: June 2015 End: On-Going