A visualization of Iraq’s budget in 2016. Prior to this, the Iraq 2016 budget existed mainy as a scanned pdf copy of a paper document buried on a website. We turned it into a visualized, downloadable database. Translation by Waseem Ahmed, visualization by me. Our next goal is to publish it in Iraq.
Visualizing the budget only helped to reveal to me how much information is missing from Iraq’s budget. The information only goes down to the Ministry level – it would be fantastic to get to the project level.
I ended up completing the Stanford Technology for Accountability Lab “with distinction.”