Information about how the government spends tax money in Tanzania is becoming much easier to access. However, the format in which it is presented, in reports or budget books, is often too bulky and complex to grasp. It can be a time consuming job to understand, and many people simply don't have time to invest in doing it.
With visualisations it is possible to show complex data in a format that is easy to absorb and understand. One can quickly get an impression of how the government allocates tax resources, and what’s more, no expertise in budget analysis is required.
Uwazi has developed this Budget Visualisation Dashboard, which will be updated every year, to make information about the way the Treasury allocates taxpayers money more accessible: transparent, easy to understand and exciting to follow. The dashboard has been inspired in part by Where Does My Money Go, a similar project run by the Open Knowledge Foundation in the UK.
Use this dashboard to decide whether you think there is a better way of allocating resources, and if you would like to talk about it with the policy makers, or try yourself if you are a policy maker already. Click on the link here, to go to the dashboard. Note that it may take some time to load.
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