18th September 2013 - The Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva from the 16th to the 18th September provided an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of Government Spending Watch, as well as meeting many like minded people involved not only in Government Finance, but also in the field of aid and corporate transparency.
The key theme from our perspective that came from the conference was really of the need to collaborate, one which we very much share too. Given the increasing numbers of organisations involved in open data initiatives, we feel it is essential to recognise the added value that cooperation can bring, both from a transparency and accountability perspective. As one of these such initiative, Government Spending Watch is very keen to create links and collaborate, whether it be at a Government, NGO, CSO or individual level, and will be working hard over the next few months to collaborate more closely with these various stakeholders.
Recorded live streams from the Open Knowledge Conference are now available here.