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.



Foreword and acknowledgements

The Mexican National Open Data Policy, as part of the National Digital Strategy, has over a short period of time set a far-reaching and ambitious vision and objectives, and the current central administration has taken strategic decisions and invested resources to deliver policy results. This has taken place alongside Mexico's active involvement in the international open data community and undertaking of important global commitments, such as the adoption of the International Open Data Charter and the G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles. As a founding member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Mexico has also helped highlight the critical value of open government data for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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