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Budget explorers help citizens understand where government funds -- and their tax contributions -- go. They're usually visual, and sometimes interactive, helping people become more literate in the budget-setting and expenditures process.

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TaxClock Kenya

TaxClock shows how public budget data can be used to help citizens better understand how governments spend our taxmoney.

Budget Simulator for Pilot United Territorial Communities

A set of information technology (IT) tools to enable citizens to analyze state budgets, in theory to develop critical thinking to counter politicians’ populist rhetoric on complex economic issues.


Website was started by transparency NGO Public Knowledge Workshop to present the budget in a user-friendly, easier-to-understand format.

Municipal Money

Municipal Money is a web-based mobile responsive tool developed to provide the public with municipal financial data.

Citizen Budget

This Citizen Budget eDemocracy tool can show where tax dollars are spent, and allow the public to provide feedback more easily. With the Citizen Budget, you can cut or increase spending in various categories, and see how your choices would raise or lower taxes.

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