Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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This third edition of Government at a Glance Latin America and the Caribbean provides the latest available evidence on public administrations and their performance in the LAC region and compares it to OECD countries. This publication includes indicators on public finances and economics, public employment, centres of government, regulatory governance, open government data, public sector integrity, public procurement and for the first time core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction). Governance indicators are especially useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments' progress in their public sector reforms. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings of the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

English Also available in: Spanish, Portuguese

OECD methodology for constructing the OURdata Index

The OECD OURdata Index aims to measure government efforts in line with the three main stages of the data value chain. That is, the Index assesses governments regarding their progresses towards (1) higher data availability, (2) efficient data accessibility and (3) greater support for data reuse. In measuring these three different elements, the Index considers the availability of different formal requirements (either applicable for all ministries and agencies or just in some few agencies), implementation gaps and the presence of oversight mechanisms. Data used for the construction of the composite index derives from the OECD Open Government Data Survey 3.0. The survey is composed of 80 questions representing 170 data points (with some data points corresponding to sub-questions). The survey was designed to monitor the implementation of the International Open Data Charter (IODC) adopted in October 2015. The IODC corresponds to a comprehensive international instrument that provides a set of principles on open government data (OGD). The IODC comes to add to the OECD Recommendation for enhanced access and more effective use of Public Sector Information (PSI) (OECD, 2008b). Additionally, and of course, the survey and the composite index are also based on the expertise of the OECD in the field of OGD and on a roadmap developed in 2013 (Ubaldi, 2013).

English Also available in: Portuguese, Spanish

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