Ireland Stat

check it out here.

From PER’s announcement:

Ireland Stat is the new pilot whole-of-Government level performance measurement website.  It aims to meet the Programme for Government commitment for accountability and transparency and to answer the question “How is Ireland doing?”

Ireland Stat presents a hierarchy of measures to show Ireland’s performance.  The website will show:

  • Achievements – what has Ireland achieved?
  • Actions – what has Ireland done?
  • Costs – what has it cost Ireland?
  • International comparisons – how is Ireland doing compared to other EU and OECD countries?
  • Trends over time – are the measures improving, staying the same or getting worse?

Ireland Stat has evolved from the Performance Budgeting process and draws on existing publicly available measures gathered from Statements of Strategy, Annual Reports, CSO, OECD, EuroStat, etc.  It brings the measures together into one website in a clear and logical way; it is based on international best practice.

Pilot website

The pilot website covers the following:

Policy areas Programmes
Economy Jobs & Enterprise Development; Innovation; Agri-food
Transport Land Transport
Environment Rural Economy; Flood Risk Management; Food Safety

8 replies on “Ireland Stat”

In my dreams, they’ll follow through on the open data commitments in the programme for government and make all the raw data powering this website easily available for anyone to use.

That’ll happen, right?

This is a welcome first step towards government providing better data to the public in the name of accountability.

Sadly, the approach taken has been to supply a selection of simple reports based on unsourced data. For example, CIE group annual reports for 2011 are for some reason unpublished to date, yet passenger data is available for 2011 at this new site. What is the source?

It would be better to supply raw datasets as the UK has done for nearly three years at rather than blur data, presentation and analysis layers.

It would be better to reference the source of the datasets. It would be better to provide publication schedules and metadata schemata in advance.

All these pious aspirations from the people who have a problem accepting that pensions are a payroll cost!

Using 2008 as the starting point limits the usefulness.

2 international rankings used are ones that give Ireland a reasonable result. Wonder why some key ones are excluded?

e.g World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013 gives Ireland a 27th ranking. It had a ranking of 11 in 2001.

Distortions of productivity data, headline exports etc will continue….

I notice that the lady in the explanatory video is filmed standing in front of a drainpipe–maybe the one we’re going down?

@ Peter Kelly

No doubt they will come up with some differential calculus that shows we are actually going up the drain pipe and not down it.

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