OpenSpending offers an easy system to upload, explore and share public finance data - such as budgets or expenditure databases. While we offer search and visualization features to slice and dice financial data, our API is even more powerful: it enables anyone to easily create their own visualizations and budget apps, without building their own backend.
The site is offered as a free service. All code, content and data are shared and openly licensed. No user of the platform will become involuntarily dependent on the site. Our sustainability model relies both on grant funding and technical services provided to CSOs, governments, media and international organizations. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.
OpenSpending is free software. We believe that running a central store of spending information has strong benefits, e.g. to enable cross-dataset search and comparisons. Therefore, we encourage everyone to use the main site.
If your use case has special demands relating to privacy or if you have concerns over using a service hosted in the United Kingdom, here is the documentation to help you set up a custom install.