Resilient reform in government: Lessons from open data leaders

Making sure policies survive times of political transition or fatigue is a challenge, perhaps never more so than in today’s political climate. If you are a team leading a high stakes agenda in government, how do you prepare for a major political upheaval, when everything you have worked for can be erased in a pen-stroke?

This report from the Open Data Charter and the Open Data Institute is a collection of reflections by officials on how they worked to embed reforms before the recent US, French, Philippine and Kenyan national elections. We looked at these experiences to gather insights into making policy stick for open data, or other similar policy reform areas.