Where your money goes website

Where your money goes website

About the Author/Organisation

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform.

About the Project

The whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie website is a graphical, easy-to-use tool. It will allow users to quickly drill into the various sectors that make up government expenditure. It includes dedicated summaries, interactive charts and graphs for the main categories of expenditure such as Social Protection, Health, and Education, and will allow users to look back at expenditure trends of the last decade.

A brief explanatory video is available at https://youtu.be/I0K7MY0Pixw

This website was built and will be maintained and updated by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) a division of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Why it's a Showcase

The website makes Irish government expenditure data readily available and easily understandable for the public. This transparency fosters public trust and accountability in government spending. The website presents complex financial data through interactive charts, graphs, and summaries. This user-friendly approach empowers citizens to explore government spending patterns and make informed decisions.

Impact of the Showcase

By making government spending data accessible and engaging, the website empowers citizens to hold their government accountable. It can also lead to increased public engagement in budget discussions and policy decisions. The readily available data fosters informed public discourse on government spending priorities and the allocation of public resources. This user-friendly showcase serves as an inspiration for other government agencies to make their data publicly accessible and utilise data visualisation tools to enhance transparency and public engagement.

Launch website