Enabling access to data and insights for the
benefit of society
What We Do
We have developed this website with the objective of providing insights into publically available data that may not otherwise be available. Data often exists in silos and governments often lack the expertise, tools, agility and capacity to analyse this data in a way that promotes transparency and accountability.
Our first step along this journey is to analyse the publically available data from the UK’s government Major Project Portfolio which in 2017 represented an investment of ~£450bn and make this analysis available to all, free of charge. By showcasing what the private sector and determined individuals are able to do with this data we hope to underline the benefit of an open data agenda. As more data becomes available we will expand the scope of our work for the benefit of all.
GMPP Data Analysis
The data underpinning these charts has been collated from publicly available material. Although we work hard to ensure accuracy, there may be instances during data cleansing where errors creep in.
We are aware that the number of projects doesn't align with that published in the IPA's annual report and this is generally because of exempt or missing data. Furthermore, some of the data in 2012 and 2013 contains errors, i.e. for some projects the schedule data records the project out of service data rather than in service date and when this was corrected in subsequent data entries our analysis illustrates a significant negative schedule variance, which could be misleading.
If you find any errors in our analysis then please let us know and we will endeavour to correct it as soon as possible.
Would you like to help?
We would like to continue to develop this analysis over the coming months and years. We are reaching out to like minded people who have a passion for data, who want to make a difference, facilitate change and help to drive up the efficiency of the public sector, with spin off benefits for society at large. Whether you are an undergraduate with a passion for data, a seasoned data ninja wishing to build out your portfolio or someone with spare capacity to help make a difference, please get in touch. Together, we can change the world, a little at a time.
A brief summary
The following 5 minute video provides a walk through of the data within the Power BI WebApp and a brief summary of the analysis. The 2nd video in the next section provides a ‘how to’ guide on interacting with the data and tips/tricks.
How To Use the Power BI WebApp
The following 5 minute video provides a ‘how to’ guide on interacting with the data and tips/tricks.