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.



Fostering an organisational culture and ecosystem for open government data in Mexico

This chapter underlines how the Mexican government has taken important steps to set an ambitious open data policy and to develop institutional capacities for data disclosure. It also underscores that the sustainability of open data in Mexico will require synchronising public institutions' policies with the vision for open data set by the centre of government. A more dynamic involvement of key ministries in Mexico, drawing upon their role as actors within the national open data ecosystem, is necessary to reach user communities and to spur a demand-driven data disclosure.


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