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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 government policy implementation in Mexico

This chapter assesses the implementation of open government policies in Mexico, with a specific focus on their steering and co-ordination from the centre of government (CoG). The creation of the Tripartite Technical Secretariat, which oversees the country's Open Government Partnership process, was an important step towards the design and implementation of a whole-of-government approach to open government. Under its leadership, Mexico has elaborated an ambitious second Open Government Partnership Action Plan which includes transformative commitments with great potential impact and which was monitored in a transparent way through the Open Government Dashboard.

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