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Open Government Data Review of Mexico

Data Reuse for Public Sector Impact and Innovation

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Mexico has developed an ambitious national open data policy to create value from the use and re-use of government data by the public, private and social sectors. Open government data (OGD) has the potential to spur the digital economy, as well as contribute to more efficient public service delivery and greater public engagement. Mexico has demonstrated its commitment to OGD through its close involvement in international open data initiatives. However, it faces challenges in effectively implementing OGD domestically in a way that makes a greater impact on the economy and society. This would require, notably, institutionalizing open data, understanding the demand for government data, reaching out to potential users and working more closely with local governments. To fully realise the potential of open data, it is crucial that public bodies understand the benefits, are fully behind the project and actively participate in its implementation. This report provides an analysis of Mexico’s policies as well as recommendations for achieving its national objectives and making the most of OGD.

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Creating a more dynamic open data ecosystem in Mexico for greater value co-creation

This chapter discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by the Mexican government outside its government apparatus to fully reap the potential of open data as a mechanism to create public value. It discusses the potential of the central open data portal as a value co-creation platform that could contribute to building user communities around open government data while fostering user-driven data disclosure. The chapter highlights the need to further engage specific user communities – such as journalists and students – as a requisite to invigorate the national open data ecosystem, the relevance of building skills across government, civic and business communities to empower the ecosystem to reuse data. It also underscores the necessity to strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration and engagement to contribute to data-driven innovation and foster the digital economy in a sustainable fashion.

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