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Agencies and/or websites?[edit]

Nice project! I've always wanted to start collecting data like this.

I don't know it goes in Sweden, but here it seems like every other day the government creates a new website. I'm talking about those single-issue/single-use websites with a name like . They can be really useful to find information or perform an action with the government, but it's hard to keep track of them. Would items for those websites be in scope of the project? --Azertus (talk) 07:15, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, yes that is similar in Sweden. The question is how we can (or should) capture it in Wikidata. For now, this project will aim to cover things that we already can capture in Wikidata. And if the community figures out a good way of capturing data like this, that is consistently modelled across countries and queryable, we can think of ways to make it discoverable in the tool too. Ainali (talk) 07:45, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suppose we will end up having items for both. --- Jura 09:07, 14 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Institutions and organizations of subnational entities[edit]

When adding information about counties of one or the other US states, I found it would be helpful if items like county of Texas (Q11774097) had statements showing which type of organization or entity is found in most if not every county, e.g. commissioners' court, sheriff and tax collector (see the intro at w:List_of_counties_in_Texas about the Texas sample). This would make easier to eventually create and maintain items for these organizations of each county (if there is interest).

One might consider using has part(s) of the class (P2670) on county of Texas (Q11774097), but this seems sub-optimal as we would then have statements with has part(s) (P527) on items for individual counties.

If we create a new property for this, how should we name it? Maybe "class has organization of type" or "organization type for class"? --- Jura 09:07, 14 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, I like the way you are thinking, I had similar thoughts as well. A new property could be useful, but I'm thinking if this is even larger than just organizations and if we could generalize it one level so that it could be a more universal property. Would something like "class has items of type" work? That could then be used on all "X in Y" kind of items. Ainali (talk) 16:57, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe, but wouldn't we then have all sorts of values that might not be of much use? e.g. rivers, McDonald's ? I don't think too general properties really work for contributors at Wikidata, whatever their theoretical appeal.
I think it would be good have some definition of
1. the items it should apply (e.g. classes of subnational entities)
2. the type of values it should have (e.g. organizations institutions, possibly buildings related to these)
3. the type of link there should be (governmental or similar for this type of entity)
--- Jura 13:14, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see the reason to why it would be bad with many different values. If it turns out that "rivers in X" is used as P31 on a lot of items, then it would just as useful as for public agencies to know that it is a river and not have to know which kind of property to figure that out but just have one common for them all. Ainali (talk) 13:56, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Personally, I think Wikidata tends to stop being useful when properties on a given item have many values without a clear scope.
Maybe another aspect we should consider is how many instances there should be for a given county of Texas (per sample above). Generally, I'd expect there to be just one. Maybe "rivers in X" suggests that (if "X" is "Texas" for the same sample). BTW I don't think we should have this for rivers, but I get the general idea. --- Jura 14:09, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So you think instance of (P31) and subclass of (P279) are not useful? In my view, this would be a property of the same kind, and hence just as useful as those. But if you really think those aren't useful, I think we can just stop the discussion here settling with fundamental differences in viewpoints on properties. Ainali (talk) 17:29, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe my suggestion for a property of classes and instances wasn't well described or understood.
I do think classes and instances of river in Costa Rica or Rivers in Himachal Pradesh aren't useful (similar to "rivers in X" you mention). They even seem incompatible with Wikidata. --- Jura 06:22, 17 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well the second has a Wikipedia article, so that one has to be made compatible. And perhaps rivers aren't the best example, but I can imagine we have many more than just organizations where it does make sense. Ainali (talk) 18:27, 17 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


We haven't set up a project notification template yet, so I'll just post the link to this related property proposal here: Wikidata:Property proposal/Classification of the Functions of Government. Ainali (talk) 15:30, 18 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Useful queries[edit]

I have created a subpage collecting various example queries (maintenance, editing, visualizations, etc ). Your additions would be very valuable! Abbe98 (talk) 09:11, 22 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Abbe98 That's great, I added it to the header! Ainali (talk) 18:25, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Useful queries for French public agencies[edit]

I've some queries about public agencies in France : Wikidata:WikiProject France/Administrations (in French). I hope this can be useful to the project. PAC2 (talk) 07:02, 26 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh great, those will certainly be useful, thanks! Pinging Tulipasylvestris who I believe started working on France. Ainali (talk) 21:24, 26 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe we should merge the content of the two pages.
I think it would be better to include regional council (Q583157) instead of region of France (Q36784) and departmental council (Q19758733) instead of department of France (Q6465). departmental council (Q19758733) is the "government" of the territory which is department of France (Q6465). PAC2 (talk) 06:07, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Announcement in the newsletter[edit]

Has this new project been announced in the weekly newsletter? I think it's a great way to reach the community. The link is here Wikidata:Status updates/Next. PAC2 (talk) 05:18, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, it was in there last week. Ainali (talk) 18:24, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021[edit]

For your information, we have submitted a session proposal for Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021. I guess it would help if you sign up as a "Interested attendee" if you would like to attend it. Ainali (talk) 19:47, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Demolished date[edit]

I like the idea of the Govdirectory and I think it is an interesting area. When can the old item be used further and when should there be a new item created and property dissolved, abolished or demolished date (P576) be set. At the level of ministries it happens as far as I know often that there are changes after elections and some agencies come to another ministry and from my point of view it is then not the same ministry. But there is not a clear rule when a part is an agency and when it is an department of an ministry and so it is not easy to define the Demolished date. What do you think when should there be a new item created. During the Hackathon on Friday there is an session to talk about Govdirectory and I plan to attend at it.--Hogü-456 (talk) 21:57, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That is a very interesting question and it might be hard to have clear rules for it since the nuances might be important. It might be good to start to list examples where it is clearly a new agency and others when it is probably best kept as one item even if there has been minor changes, and then stating why a new item is not preferred.
By the way, on the hackathon session we will mostly talk about the technical platform, not so much about data modeling. We can always have another call to chat about that if needed. Ainali (talk) 10:26, 11 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken integraality links[edit]

Here I get an error clicking on any magnifying glass.--So9q (talk) 19:43, 13 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, that is because the integraality links are created with the help of the current page title and they are really being transcluded from a subpage. That's why I added the handy links above to the subpage, but perhaps I should add why I did it as well. Ainali (talk) 06:50, 14 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Police zone property[edit]

A while back, I added a property proposal related to this project. I'm not sure if the pings worked, since there hasn't been much response. Maybe take a look and leave your thoughts? Thanks. --Azertus (talk) 10:38, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am not sure that I understand. Are the zones an authority of its own, or is it just something that is administrated by a police authority? Ainali (talk) 10:56, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There used to be a municipal police force in every municipality. Police in Belgium has had a tumultuous history and as an effect of the Case Dutroux (Q13513031), the structures were simplified. There is now single federal police and a local police, comprised of zones, each comprising one or more municipalities. Each zone that is comprised of multiple municipalities is (has?) a juridical person (Q155076), the others report to the mayor of their municipality. So the zones=the authority. Hope that helps (I'm not an expert, btw). --Azertus (talk) 11:52, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Norway data source[edit]

The Norwegian "Forvaltningsdatabasen" has data for all state level agencies. Unfortunately, the COFOG data is only level 0. On the upside, they have parent organization for every agency. I can't find a way to download it all either, but at least it is a good source. Ainali (talk) 19:36, 3 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also Norwegian State Administration Database ID (P9201) which is the property for "Forvaltningsdatabasen". Abbe98 (talk) 19:31, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have created Wikidata:WikiProject Govdirectory/Norway to get us started. I have yet to find a way to count state-level organizations by type using Förvaltningsdatabasen. Maybe there are other official sources that we can check against. Iwan.Aucamp Andber08 Jon Harald Søby Premeditated Braata pmt Abbe98 Vasmar1 Notified participants of WikiProject Norway Abbe98 (talk) 14:39, 8 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Watchlist and dashboard categories[edit]

I have created two new categories, Category:WikiProject Govdirectory Dashboards and Category:WikiProject Govdirectory Watchlists. It makes the root category of the project much easier to navigate. In the Dashboards I have categorized all the subpages using the Integraality template and these pages is a great way to get an overview of how far we have come in one level of a country. The watchlists are meant to have Listeria lists with information used on the website, so that it is easier to spot vandalism. Having the info on one page avoids the needs of adding hundreds of items to your watchlist. Feel free to improve on these pages! Ainali (talk) 09:44, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Small import of government agencies related to EuroGeographics[edit]

I just did a small import to complete our coverage of the 61 members of EuroGeographics (Q108665182). These are European National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities [1]. There's a little data there about budget, number of employees and heads of organisation which would be worth importing (manually or automatically). Due to the language barrier it's possible I created some duplicates. If anyone's interested, the imported agencies can be found using this query.

#title: New stubs about government agencies, based on EuroGeographics data
SELECT ?item ?itemLabel ?country ?countryLabel WHERE {
      ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q327333 ;
            wdt:P17 ?country .
      FILTER (CONTAINS(?desc, "; member of EuroGeographics")) .
      SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". ?item schema:description ?desc . }
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }
New stubs about government agencies, based on EuroGeographics data

--Azertus (talk) 15:56, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikidataCon award[edit]

Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory: Last weekend during WikidataCon, this project got the community award "Using & Quering Data". Congratulations all!

Ainali (talk) 21:09, 4 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes I saw this - congratulations and very well deserved! A worthy project and hopefully a continuously growing one. Jane023 (talk) 14:23, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations! Poslovitch (talk) 16:00, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Property for FOI request URLs[edit]

Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory For your information, we now have the new property freedom of information requests URL (P10214). Ainali (talk) 10:20, 30 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Contribute to your project?[edit]

Hi Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory, I teach a master's level class in a computer science program on semantic modeling. We have contributed to various projects in the past. I stumbled over yours from a tweet someone posted and would like for us to contribute this summer. Anything special we should know before we start? I'll first be running them through RDF and ontologies, so they have some basic knowledge. They usually work in groups of 3, I will have each group create a Wikidata user so that if they completely wreck something, it will be easy to find it. I'll have them write their reports on the group user page. Previous projects were: Project University degrees and then we worked on trying to fix up the hospital ontology in Project Hospitals. What a mess that was! We won't be getting to this until the middle of June 2022, so if you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to write me! --WiseWoman (talk) 15:54, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello WiseWoman! That sounds like a fantastic idea! I would suggest that you focus on improving agencies in whatever country you are in. My experience so far is that everything is so complicated and nuanced and varies all over the world, so any local previous knowledge is hugely beneficial and will save you a lot of time on doing research. (They will probably end up doing some anyway, but now they may have some idea of which sources to trust and where to find them.) each group could focus on one type of agencies, like ministries, courts or municipalities. The first task is to see if they are all on Wikidata. If not, create those that are missing. The next step is to have them modeled well enough that you can create a query to get only those agencies. After that, you can get into more details, I suggest starting on the people who are leading the organizations (ministers, mayors, director generals etc.). Ainali (talk) 17:35, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Ainali, we decided to stick with the countries especially because there are differences in structure, that makes modeling them so much more interesting! I've hit a little problem, though, I put the phone number in for Kujalleq (Q478813) and there was already a head of government (P6) entered, but both are not showing up on Kujalleq. Am I missing some step? Usually the data was pushed the next day or so. And there is an interesting problem that shows up for Kujalleq (Q478813). It was formed from formerly independent entities Nanortalik (now renamed Kujalleq (Q478813)), Narsaq Municipality (Q2336567), and Qaqortoq (also renamed Kujalleq (Q478813)). They all now share the same web page, but official website (P856) flags a distinct-values constraint. It is perhaps understandable that such small administrative units don't need their own web pages. How can the issue be resolved, or should I just ignore it? --WiseWoman (talk) 12:13, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WiseWoman No, you're not missing anything. We still do updates manually, and if it was a day or so before, it must just have coincided when Abbe98 was doing an update.
For your second question, it seems like it is Aappilattoq (Q59117) that is causing the constraint warning rather than the former municipalities. I think it should just be removed from there. Ainali (talk) 18:49, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Data sources published as linked open data[edit]

Hi, are you aware of any government directory data sources in any country that have been published as linked open data? - I would be particularly interested in four aspects:

  1. The link to such sources (SPARQL endpoint, data dump, or some sort of API).
  2. Have you managed to do any federated queries that pull data both from Wikidata and the third party data source? (If not, would you be interested in running a pilot that goes in that direction?)
  3. How are these third party data sources approaching the modelling of changes in the internal structures of government authorities (name changes, re-organizations, etc.)?
  4. Have you implemented some sort of automatic synchronization between the data source and Wikidata? - In case of official data sources, I guess the synchronization would be unidirectional. (If not, would you be interested in running a pilot that does exactly that?)

--Beat Estermann (talk) 14:58, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

European administrative divisions/the NUTS dataset comes to mind but in general LD interfaces for this type of data is very rare. Abbe98 (talk) 12:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old data on[edit]

Hi Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory,

I noticed that the website shows old persons "led by...." for example: Séraphin Thiebault (Q18202087) died on May 6, 1879. Another example in the Netherlands: Rotterdam Led by: Ysbrand Ysbrans (Q56307174) who died on April 26, 1705. RVA2869 (talk) 18:21, 4 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@RVA2869 Thanks for the report! In the first case, it was due to Thiebault missing end date on his position held statement and similarly for Ysbrans. You can help out by just adding end dates if you see more of these in the future. Ainali (talk) 19:29, 4 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thanks for opening up quite a rabbit hole of missing wikidata statements... and such RVA2869 (talk) 16:32, 5 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Welcome to Wikidata, the rabbit hole land! 😀 Ainali (talk) 21:30, 5 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Student group working for this project[edit]

Just a note to let you know that I'm so interested in this project, that I have assigned working on it as part of a computer science Master's class in Semantic Modeling at the HTW Berlin (Q875138). We have set up our own Wikiproject Government so that we can have our discussions and reports out of your direct sight. My students have chosen to be making sure Wikidata is more complete for the governmental agencies of Austria (Q40), Bermuda (Q23635), the European Union (Q458), Greenland (Q223), Luxembourg (Q32), Singapore (Q334), and Switzerland (Q39). It's only a tiny contribution that we hope to make, but we hope that it is useful. And yes, I said, every single statement you add needs to have a reference! We will still make mistakes, I'm sure, but I hope we contribute more than we break. As one group noted in our first Wikidata exercise: This is habit-forming, you can spend hours fixing up just one item, and it's fun, too! WiseWoman (talk) 13:36, 23 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome! Please don't hesitate to ask questions here too and specifically if there already are subpages for the countries/regions you are working on (because that means there are already some other users with the same interest). Ainali (talk) 13:48, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just a head's up that I will be again unleashing 10 Master's students on the Govdirectory project and have them pick countries that don't have a lot of stars for their projects this semester. The project will run until the first week in August 2023. We are eagerly anticipating what kinds of strange governmentat structures we will be seeing! --WiseWoman (talk) 20:16, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Choosing the semantically correct property[edit]

Hi there :) Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory As part of a university project we are trying to complete the govermental agencies of Singapore (Q334). We ( Nyucodes, VengCodes, Xpi09) were checking all ministries of Singapore. Each ministry has divisions, statuary boards and partners agencies. At first we added the statuary boards as subsidiary in e.g. the wiki data item Ministry of Defense of Singapore (Q4294509), but later we realised that these are not subsidiaries. Similar statements for the division, statuary board and partner agencies don’t seem to exist. So we were wondering if we should introduce them. Other people resorted to another approach by creating the specific division/statuary board as item and adding e.g. the Ministry of Defense of Singapore (Q4294509) as parent organisation, see. Are there any appropiate properties for our specific case or shall we introduce new ones? Any help is appreciated! :) Xpi09 (talk) 11:29, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! This is a very good question with no simple answer. From my experience, one need to look careful on how the relations are in reality before trying to model it on Wikidata. Sometimes (like for ministries and state level agencies in Sweden) parent organization (P749) and has subsidiary (P355) are correct, whereas if they are more like departments, one can use part of (P361) instead. And there might also be other situations where none of these properties really fit. Ainali (talk) 13:52, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. Introducing a new properties in Wikidata is quite a long and arduous process. Therefore, it's better to look up currently available properties first before proposing a new property (which is, also quite an arduous process too).
  2. It's all about proper ontology modeling. Maybe you can describe what are you trying to achieve first. For example, take a look at this example. I'm currently working on Indonesian Govdirectory project, and there are things that can be modeled without introducing a new property. The most important thing is to define the 'competency question' that you sought to answer, and to creatively solve that question.
Rtnf (talk) 04:12, 9 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Ainali and @Rtnf, thank you for your help! After careful consideration, we decided on using part of (P361) for both divisions and statuary boards. Since divisions are like departments part of (P361) fits the most. As for statuary boards, we are hesitating. They are defined as follows:
"Statutory boards are semi-autonomous organisations, which are created by laws (statutes) passed by Parliament. They are semi-autonomous because on the one hand, each statutory board receives some funding from and reports to a particular Ministry. On the other hand, statutory boards carry out their daily operations independently. Employees of statutory boards are not usually considered civil servants." (p.36
Following the definition above none of the suggested properties seem to entirely fit the entity and thus may require further reconsiderations of finding a more appropriate property or even introducing a new one in the future. Nyucodes (talk) 12:38, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Govdirectory recognized as Digital Public Goods[edit]

The DPG badge.

Ainali Abbe98 Andrawaag Canley Tulipasylvestris Jsamwrites Masssly Azertus Rtnf Jane023 FenyMufyd Poslovitch Todrobbins tdombos Bodhisattwa Johanricher Popperipopp Papuass ArthurPSmith Ndahiroderrick RVA2869 Gnoeee Mndetatsin Reda benkhadra (Morocco) Exec8 Krabina Kuldeepburjbhalaike Tidjani Saleh (Spain, Andorra, Mauritania, Sahrawi Republic) Notified participants of WikiProject Govdirectory
Today the Govdirectory was recognized as Digital Public Goods! Read the full announcement on Wikidata:WikiProject Govdirectory/Digital Public Goods Announcement. Ainali (talk) 19:24, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Govdirectory website update?[edit]

Quick question, With what frequency is the website updated? Weekly, monthly or whenever the planets align (just kidding). Because I've been adding a lot of contact points lately.Among other things social media (Q202833),email address (P968),phone number (P1329),official website (P856),office held by head of government (P1313),... RVA2869 (talk) 17:14, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's actually a bit of the latter. Abbe98 handles the updates and in our collab hours we usually discuss updates. Asking here is also fine, though. Thanks for your work! Ainali (talk) 20:09, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @RVA2869 it's very much as @Ainali describes it. Only social media updates are "live"(but then hidden under "Recently updated"), other changes are generally deployed on Fridays, however, I'm usually only updating a subset of the site at a time.
In case you have worked on anything specific at any point give me a ping and I can have the relevant pages updated soon thereafter! Abbe98 (talk) 13:34, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed qualifiers for budget (P2769) and total expenditure (P2402)[edit]

I suggest to allow the following qualifiers to budget (P2769) and total expenditure (P2402) statements :

Case item : Q3152040#P2402.

If this approach looks correct to the community, the property constraints should be edited and it would be appropriate to document it properly in the data model of the Govdirectory project. Louperivois (talk) 22:53, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think this would be an improvement in general. But often for public organizations, I would expect a regular year like 2021 (Q49628) to be a more exact time period. Ainali (talk) 13:58, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Podcast about Govdirectory[edit]

About a year ago I was talking to the Civic Hacker Podcast and now the episode Using Wikidata to Connect Constituents With Their Government has been released. Ainali (talk) 09:16, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peru ready to be published[edit]

Wikidata:WikiProject Govdirectory/Peru has ministries, provinces and regions done and is ready to be published on Ainali (talk) 08:32, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Finalist in SDG Game Changers Award[edit]

Govdirectory made the finalists in the category Peace – Building peaceful and inclusive societies of the SDG Game Changes Award. Ainali (talk) 14:49, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]