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