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Open provision of Public Sector critical data sets (GR0020)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Greece Second Action Plan for 2014-2016

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Education, Fiscal Transparency, Open Contracting and Procurement, Open Data, Private Sector

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The commitment pertains to the provision of open data sets, for free, related to areas of taxation, trade and public procurement. No legislative act is required. The main restrictions involve the technical implementation and readiness of stakeholders. Those data sets will be available to open and machine - readable formats through the governmental portal data.gov.gr.
The data sets are:
- Taxation:
o Local tax offices productivity
o Number of tax validations and infringements by geographical breakdown
o Analysis of the central governmental budget by Expense Identification Number o Statistics on financial crime
o Statistics on individuals and legal entities pertaining to VAT and taxes
- Public Procurement:
o Public procurement data sets from the Central Electronic Public Procurement Registry
(http://www.eprocurement.gov.gr)
o Data sets on projects financed by the NSRF, from the monitoring information system of
the NSRF (http://destaerga.gr/)  Commerce:
o Price data from the Observatory of tuition fees ((http://app.gge.gov.gr/) o Data from the business registry ((https://www.businessregistry.gr/):
OGP Values
- For legal entities: VAT Number, Registry id, Company Name, distinctive title, Local business registry Office, Company legal status (active, bankrupt, etc.), headquarters address, postal address, capital allocation, management information, legal representatives, website, e-commerce website.
- Information on the corporate changes: Date and type of change
- Administrative documents: Notices produced by the business registry services
- Private documents: The balance sheets of companies

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 2.7. Open public sector datasets

Commitment Text:

The commitment pertains to the provision of open data sets, for free, related to areas of taxation, trade and public procurement. No legislative act is required. The main restrictions involve the technical implementation and readiness of stakeholders. Those data sets will be available to open and machine - readable formats through the governmental portal data.gov.gr.
The data sets are:

       2.7.1 Taxation datasets:

o   Local tax offices productivity

o   Number of tax validations and infringements by geographical breakdown

o   Analysis of the central governmental budget by Expense Identification Number

o   Statistics on financial crime

o   Statistics on individuals and legal entities pertaining to VAT and taxes

       2.7.2 Public Procurement datasets:

o   Public procurement data sets from the Central Electronic Public Procurement
Registry (
http://www.eprocurement.gov.gr)

o   Data sets on projects financed by the NSRF, from the monitoring information system of the
NSRF (
http://destaerga.gr/)

       2.7.3 Commerce datasets:

o    Price data from the Observatory of tuition fees (http://app.gge.gov.gr/)

o   Data from the business registry (https://www.businessregistry.gr/):

§  For legal entities: VAT Number, Registry id, Company Name, distinctive title, Local
business registry Office, Company legal status (active, bankrupt, etc.), headquarters
address, postal address, capital allocation, management information, legal
representatives, website, e-commerce website.

§  Information on the corporate changes: Date and type of change

§  Administrative documents: Notices produced by the business registry services

§  Private documents: The balance sheets of companies

Responsible institution: Ministry of Finance

Supporting institution(s): None

Start date: June 2014              End date: March 2016

Commitment Aim:

This commitment seeks to release specifically defined datasets of open data on three Ministry of Finance-related policy areas: taxation, trade, and public procurement. This commitment resulted from an OGP initiative contributed by the Ministry of Finance
and is an extension of the effort to open offshore company data (Commitment 2.6).

Status

Midterm: Not started

Commitment text did not designate responsibility to a Ministry of Finance agency, such as the General Secretariat. This resulted in no implementation progress by the midterm review. Regarding Milestone 2.7.3, the Openwise IRM research team found that a previously published searchable database of tuition fees was available in .xls format on the National Observatory of Athens website.[Note 20: See “Fees Observatory General Secretariat of Commerce,”  http://app.gge.gov.gr/. ] However, there was no information on whether business registry data was publically available. The Openwise IRM research team found Milestone 2.7.3 had limited completion. Since phase one of Milestone 2.7.3 was complete prior to the action plan, and significant work remained to fulfil the goals of the commitment, the Openwise IRM research team believed that the overall implementation of this commitment had not begun.

End of term: Limited

According to the government’s self-assessment text presented as a special table within the third NAP, there is partial progress in Milestone 2.7.2 regarding monthly publishing of public procurement dataset in .pdf format.[Note 21: See “Statistics KIMDIS Details,” Promitheus.gov.gr, http://www.eprocurement.gov.gr/webcenter/faces/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/sd0cb90ef_26cf_4703_99d5_1561ceff660f/Page219.jspx?_afrLoop=2461384664956273&wc.contextURL=%2Fspaces%2Fprod_ministry&_adf.ctrl-state=k23rbldzv_4. ] Additionally, a Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism public dataset became available due to an information system that monitors implementation of the National Strategic Reference Framework (European Funds) concerning progress of funded projects. Regarding Milestone 2.7.1 (publishing taxation datasets), the Openwise IRM research team found no further progress beyond a 2014 table summarizing audits of tax offices.[Note 22: See “Objectives – Cumulative: All Departmental Units,” http://www.publicrevenue.gr/kpi/public/target/2014/3/.]

Did it open government?

Access to information: Marginal

Despite past attempts at improvement, processes for publishing datasets on taxation, public procurement, and commercial activities remain unsystematic. Increased availability of these datasets in machine readable format could be of crucial importance, especially in the context of the Greek financial crisis and regarding fiscal policies. The overall impact of this commitment was marginal due to the limited progress in implementation. However, an NGO, Dianeosis, recently utilised data regarding the implementation of European funded projects within the National Strategic Reference Framework. This NGO produced infographs that were featured in a special broadcast hosted on the private TV channel, SKAI.[Note 23: See “European Money in Greece,” diaNEOsis, http://www.dianeosis.org/research/espa/.] This sets a positive precedent on how evidence-based reporting may be produced and published using open public data.

Carried forward?

The third Greek NAP includes a subset of this commitment’s milestones. Specifically, Commitment 16 acknowledges the fragmented and largely unstructured availability of information regarding publicly funded projects. The commitment seeks to establish a special-purpose website that will offer key performance indicators (KPIs) for the implementation of Public and EU financed projects.


Greece's Commitments

  1. Framework law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  3. Publicity of Organisational Charts & Entities of the Public Sector

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  4. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes between the citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  5. Guide and Standardization for the provision of Services & for Procedures per Service/entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  6. Improvement of the open deliberation procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. National Register of Line Managers of the Public Administration (Register)

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Implementation of the assessment of employees and services and control methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  11. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, E-Government

  12. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, E-Government

  13. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, E-Government

  14. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, E-Government

  15. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, E-Government

  16. KPI’s for the implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  17. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  18. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  19. Informative Actions on open data for young people in Secondary and higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  20. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Provision of open data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, E-Government

  22. Enhanced statistical data of justice open to the public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  23. Open provision of Geo-data

    GR0053, 2016, E-Government

  24. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  25. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  27. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  28. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, E-Government

  29. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  30. Open Data Index for cities and local administrations

    GR0060, 2016, E-Government

  31. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  32. School of data for public servants

    GR0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. The collaborative wikification of public services procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Strengthening openness and accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Institutional and technological upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, E-Government

  36. Public participation in decision making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  37. Integration of PSI Directive on the re-use of public sector information

    GR0014, 2014, E-Government

  38. Regulatory amendments for the management and provision of open data

    GR0015, 2014, Capacity Building

  39. Implementation of platform for central distribution of public open data

    GR0016, 2014, E-Government

  40. Provision of open geospatial data

    GR0017, 2014, E-Government

  41. Provision of open cultural data

    GR0018, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  42. Provision of open data for offshore companies

    GR0019, 2014, E-Government

  43. Open provision of Public Sector critical data sets

    GR0020, 2014, E-Government

  44. Open invitations for filling posts in the public sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  45. Public administration organizational chart publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  46. Coordination and monitoring of Open Government policy

    GR0023, 2014, Audits and Controls

  47. Reorganization of inspectorate bodies and strategic alliance development against corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  48. Tracking changes on bills (from submission to voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  49. Usability and functionality improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ section of the Hellenic Parliament website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  50. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and implementation of new standards-technologies

    GR0027, 2014, E-Government

  51. Provision of historical parliamentary documents to the public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  52. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  53. On line provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  54. Increase number of legislative acts going through online deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  55. Capitalize on citizen comments and suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  56. Operate central e-procurement information system

    GR0003, 2012, E-Government

  57. Operate central ERP information system

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  58. Operate central HRMS information system

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  59. Open data regarding prices, as collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Open Data

  60. Resolve legal issues regarding state geo-data

    GR0007, 2012, Land & Spatial Planning

  61. Offer additional taxation data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  62. Augment functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  63. Publicise Public Sector procurement information

    GR0010, 2012, E-Government

  64. Enable open, transparent and safeguarded document circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government