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Published on June 22, 2016
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|
|Assessment and recommendations|
|Open government policy implementation in Mexico|
|Governance and policy framework for open data in Mexico|
|Fostering an organisational culture and ecosystem for open government data in Mexico|
|Creating a more dynamic open data ecosystem in Mexico for greater value co-creation|
|Open data at the local level in Mexico: Scaling up initiatives within and across levels of government|
Open Government Data
Open government data – machine-readable information made available to all by governments – can empower citizens and improve government accountability, integrity and public services. It can boost public trust by enabling citizens to audit policy results.
OECD OURdata Index on Open Government Data
Mexico ranks 10th on the OECD’s OURData Index and Mexico's National Open Data Policy has spawned a series of ambitious federal initiatives including a fully functional central open government data portal datos.gob.mx.
Data for the index is taken from member countries and focuses on government efforts to ensure public sector data availability and accessibility and to spur a greater re-use. The Index is based on OECD methodology and the guidelines of the G8 OGD Charter.