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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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Open data at the local level in Mexico: Scaling up initiatives within and across levels of government

This chapter presents and discusses the Mexican government's efforts aimed to transfer the vision for open data set by the centre of government to the local level, and to spur the development of open data initiatives across states and municipalities. It draws upon the work of the OECD on multi-level policy coherence, highlighting its importance for the achievement of national and supranational policy objectives, such as the Sustainable Development Goals. The chapter discusses multi-level stakeholder collaboration as an instrument of value co-creation and data crowdsourcing from local population; underlining the relevance of co-operation, collaboration and policy transfer between the central and local levels of government, and among local governments in Mexico.

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