Digital Government Review of Sweden

Towards a Data-driven Public Sector

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This digital government review asseses the state of data-driven policies and initiatives in the Swedish public sector. It explores the underlying institutional governance and co-ordination arrangements for digital government in the country, and their impact on policy implementation. It also discusses data-sharing and managing initiatives, data governance and open government data practices. The review looks at how Sweden could better share knowledge, promote innovation and improve collaboration both across the public sector and with external stakeholders. Finally, it highlights how the government can use data to build a closer relationship with citizens in order to address policy challenges, improve public service delivery, and, ultimately, strengthen public trust.


Opening up government data in Sweden: User engagement and value co-creation

This chapter discusses the importance of opening up government data to drive forward digital innovation inside and outside the public sector. It focuses on the governance framework for open data in Sweden, including the institutional, policy, funding and regulatory frameworks. It uses the results for Sweden in the 2017 editions of the Open, Useful and Re-usable data (OURdata) Index to assess the state of open government data in Sweden and provide policy recommendations to the country in relation to data availability, accessibility and reuse.


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