Fostering a Data-Driven Public Sector:
realising the potential of government data

Tokyo, Japan
29-30 September 2015


Communiqué - 30 September 2015

E-Leaders statement - 30 September 2015

The annual “E-Leaders” meeting has been taking place since 2008 and brings together members of the OECD Working Party of Senior Digital Government Officials – the most senior government officials responsible for digital government in each OECD member country – to discuss issues of importance to the Working Party members. The E-Leaders 2015 will discuss how the Public Sector can make better use of public sector intelligence for policymaking and implementation, by better exploiting digital technologies and data, by embedding data use throughout the policy cycle, and by putting in place governance arrangements to ensure responsible and coherent use of data that benefits citizens and strengthens public trust.

Agenda topics

  • The importance and challenge of building a data-driven public sector

  • The Big Data and Open Data opportunities

  • Infrastructure, governance, and human resources requirements

  • Communication strategies to inform, engage and address concerns of citizens, businesses and civil society

  • Public sector innovation based on a ‘data-driven’ approach

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OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies

Adopted by the OECD Council on 15 July 2014

Working Papers

Open Government Data
Barbara Ubaldi, OECD

Social Media Use by Governments
Arthur Mickoleit, OECD