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Spending Video Visualizations

UK Gov Savings 2011/12 – [VISUALIZATION]

Last month, the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) released details of their approach to eradicating wasteful government spending and how this achieved over £5.5 billion in savings for the UK taxpayer.

Strict spending controls were implemented cut expenditure by departments on IT contracts, property, marketing, temporary staff and consultancy. These savings are highlighted in a useful Tree-map and accompanying video below released by the Cabinet Office.
Government savings 2011-12

The video – created by the Efficiency and Reform Group in the Cabinet Office and released as part of the same news story – outlines how and where the 2011/12 £5.5bn in savings were achieved. It breaks down the £5.5bn into its component parts (as outlined in the graphic above) to show where and how the money was saved.

Altogether the Tree-map and accompanying video represent a clear and effective mechanism of communicating the breath of savings the Cabinet office ERG group have achieved over the past year.

(via Cabinet Office)

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Canada Budget 2012 – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Canada’s Globe and Mail has good set of infographics explaining Canada’s 2012 federal budget. The interactive set of infographics explores revenue, expenses and projects from the budget and serves as a useful template for providing easy explanations of complex spending choices and patterns.
Infographic: Your 2012 federal budget explained

(via The Globe and Mail)

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UK Budget 2012 – [INTERACTIVE]

The folks over at  Where Does My Money Go and Daily Bread have created a simple budget 2012 interactive showing where British taxpayer’s taxes are spent. It provides a slider for users to select their salary, and then breaks down the associated income tax and national insurance paid into buckets for areas such as the National Health Service (NHS), education and defence.

The UK Chancellor George Osborne is planning to provide taxpayers with a personal tax breakdown detailing how much of their income is paid to the state and what it is being spent on. These annual tax statements are due to be issued from 2014 – 15.

Budget 2012: how your taxes are spent - interactive

Specimen annual tax statement due to be issued from 2014-15 onwards.

A mock up of a 'tax receipt'.

Photo: Guardian/HM Treasury/PA


(via Guardian data blog)

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Slicing the 2013 US Federal Budget – [VISUALIZATION]

President Barack Obama budget for 2013 was submitted to Congress earlier this week. The document is more that 250 pages long, but helpfully the New Your Times have created a cool interactive visualization of budget spending data. Created by Shan Carter, it provides four ways of exploring where the $3.7 Trillion is spent.

Slicing the Federal BudgetTo experience the full interactive budget, and explore types of spending, spending by departments and changes since last year, head over to NYTimes.


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A Proportional view of the French Budget 2012

Ever wondered how France allocates its budget? A new interactive visualization displays how the country proposes to allocate its spending for across the range of government departments i.e. Employment, Education, Defense, etc. It’s based on 2012 budget policy data that will soon be voted on in Parliament.

The size of each rectangle is proportional to the level of allocations.

For the full graph – only a screengrab of which is shown below – head over to Et voilà le travail.

France Budget - 2012

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OpenSpending Visualisations – Uganda

Uganda Budget

The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog recently published an article on the interactive visualisations of a London-based Overseas Development InstitutePublish What You Fund. The piece deals with how the institute is bringing transparency and clarity to of how donors are spending aid in Uganda, and comparing that with where the government allocates its resources.

It notes how ‘the Ugandan government was only aware of half the aid being spent in the country, despite routinely requesting this information from donors.’

From the article:

The Publish What You Fund campaign group and the Open Knowledge Foundation have now produced a visualisation of Uganda’s aid and budget data for 2003-2006, billed as the first time both sets of data have been displayed together in a way that is easy to explore. A quick look shows just how big a piece of the puzzle aid spending is – more than 50% of overall resources available in Uganda for 2005-2006. The vast majority of this $1.1bn in aid was spent directly by donors on various projects, with only a third given to the government to spend along with its domestic resources. Interestingly, aid money made up only a small proportion of resources for education, while accounting for the majority of resources for health, agriculture, water and the environment.

(via blog.openspending.org)