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Open Provision of Public Sector Critical Data Sets (GR0020)

Overview

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Greece 2014-2015 Progress Report

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.


Commitments

  1. Open Education Data

    GR0065, 2019, Access to Information

  2. Open Rural Development Data

    GR0066, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Open Immigration Data

    GR0067, 2019, Access to Information

  4. Open National Defense Data

    GR0068, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Open Ministry of Interior Data

    GR0069, 2019, Access to Information

  6. Open Administrative Reconstruction Data

    GR0070, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Open Economic Data

    GR0071, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Open Local Government Data

    GR0072, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Open Justice Data

    GR0073, 2019, Access to Information

  10. Open Environmental Data

    GR0074, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Open Culture and Sports Data

    GR0075, 2019, Access to Information

  12. Sports whistleblower platform

    GR0076, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  13. Open data from Ministry of Culture & Sports

    GR0077, 2019, Access to Information

  14. Publish anonymized open agricultural data

    GR0078, 2019, Access to Information

  15. Promoting open agricultural data to interested stakeholders

    GR0079, 2019, E-Government

  16. Citizen participation for update of Digital Transformation Bible

    GR0080, 2019, E-Government

  17. Monitoring platform for action plan

    GR0081, 2019, E-Government

  18. Amend EETT regulation

    GR0082, 2019, Access to Information

  19. Framework Law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  22. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes Between the Citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Guide and Standardization for the Provision of Services & for Procedures Per Service/Entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Improvement of the Open Deliberation Procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Implementation of the Assessment of Employees and Services and Control Methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, Access to Information

  30. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, Access to Information

  31. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, Access to Information

  32. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, Access to Information

  33. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, Access to Information

  34. KPI’s for the Implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  35. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  36. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  37. Informative Actions on Open Data for Young People in Secondary and Higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Access to Information

  38. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Access to Information

  39. Provision of Open Data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, Access to Information

  40. Enhanced Statistical Data of Justice Open to the Public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  41. Open Provision of Geo-Data

    GR0053, 2016, Access to Information

  42. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  44. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  45. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  46. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, Access to Information

  47. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  48. Open Data Index for Cities and Local Administrations

    GR0060, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  50. School of Data for Public Servants

    GR0062, 2016, Access to Information

  51. The Collaborative Wikification of Public Services Procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Strengthening Openness and Accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Access to Information

  53. Institutional and Technological Upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, Access to Information

  54. Public Participation in Decision Making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  55. Integration of PSI Directive on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information

    GR0014, 2014, Access to Information

  56. Regulatory Amendments for the Management and Provision of Open Data

    GR0015, 2014, Access to Information

  57. Implementation of Platform for Central Distribution of Public Open Data

    GR0016, 2014, Access to Information

  58. Provision of Open Geospatial Data

    GR0017, 2014, Access to Information

  59. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0018, 2014, Access to Information

  60. Provision of Open Data for Offshore Companies

    GR0019, 2014, Access to Information

  61. Open Provision of Public Sector Critical Data Sets

    GR0020, 2014, Access to Information

  62. Open Invitations for Filling Posts in the Public Sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  63. Public Administration Organizational Chart Publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  64. Coordination and Monitoring of Open Government Policy

    GR0023, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  65. Reorganization of Inspectorate Bodies and Strategic Alliance Development Against Corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  66. Tracking Changes on Bills (From Submission to Voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  67. Usability and Functionality Improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ Section of the Hellenic Parliament Website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  68. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and Implementation of New Standards-Technologies

    GR0027, 2014, Access to Information

  69. Provision of Historical Parliamentary Documents to the Public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  70. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  71. On Line Provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  72. Increase Number of Legislative Acts Going Through Online Deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  73. Capitalize on Citizen Comments and Suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  74. Operate Central e-Procurement Information System

    GR0003, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  75. Operate Central ERP Information System

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  76. Operate Central HRMS Information System

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  77. Open Data Regarding Prices, as Collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Access to Information

  78. Resolve Legal Issues Regarding State Geo-Data

    GR0007, 2012, Land Rights & Spatial Planning

  79. Offer Additional Taxation Data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  80. Augment Functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  81. Publicise Public Sector Procurement Information

    GR0010, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  82. Enable Open, Transparent and Safeguarded Document Circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government

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