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Open Government Data Report

Enhancing Policy Maturity for Sustainable Impact

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This report provides an overview of the state of open data policies across OECD member and partner countries, based on data collected through the OECD Open Government Data survey (2013, 2014, 2016/17), country reviews and comparative analysis. The report analyses open data policies using an analytical framework that is in line with the OECD OUR data Index and the International Open Data Charter. It assesses governments’ efforts to enhance the availability, accessibility and re-use of open government data. It makes the case that beyond countries’ commitment to open up good quality government data, the creation of public value requires engaging user communities from the entire ecosystem, such as journalists, civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, major tech private companies and academia. The report also underlines how open data policies are elements of broader digital transformations, and how public sector data policies require interaction with other public sector agendas such as open government, innovation, employment, integrity, public budgeting, sustainable development, urban mobility and transport. It stresses the relevance of measuring open data impacts in order to support the business case for open government data.

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Foreword

The OECD work on open government data (OGD) was established in 2013 in response to the growing interest of OECD member and partner countries for support in the design of good policies and practices on open government. OGD is an instrument for greater government transparency and openness and a valuable resource for improved public service delivery, business development, civic innovation and data-driven journalism, among others. For OGD to deliver the expected results there is a pressing need to establish the right frameworks and policy environment.

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