Digital government


Open Government Data Report

Enhancing Policy Maturity for Sustainable Impact

This report provides an overview of the state of open data policies across OECD member and partner countries, based on data collected through the OECD Open Government Data survey (2013, 2014, 2016/17), country reviews and comparative analysis. The report analyses open data policies using an analytical framework that is in line with the OECD OUR data Index and the International Open Data Charter. It assesses governments’ efforts to enhance the availability, accessibility and re-use of open government data. It makes the case that beyond countries’ commitment to open up good quality government data, the creation of public value requires engaging user communities from the entire ecosystem, such as journalists, civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, major tech private companies and academia. The report also underlines how open data policies are elements of broader digital transformations, and how public sector data policies require interaction with other public sector agendas such as open government, innovation, employment, integrity, public budgeting, sustainable development, urban mobility and transport. It stresses the relevance of measuring open data impacts in order to support the business case for open government data.

Published on September 27, 2018Also available in: French

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Executive summary
Background: The OECD Open Useful and Reusable data (OURdata) Index
Governing open data for sustainable results
Innovating public service delivery through open data
Leveraging accessibility through high-quality open data
Towards effective implementation of open government data policies
Open data portals: Enabling government as a platform
Delivering good governance value and reinforcing public trust
Proactive government: Promoting open data reuse for value co-creation
Keeping the promise: Monitoring policy implementation and assessing impact
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