Open Data Barometer 3rd Edition

Produced by the World Wide Web Foundation as a collaborative work of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network and with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Data Barometer (ODB) aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and provides comparative data on countries and regions using an in-depth methodology that combines contextual data, technical assessments and secondary indicators.

Covering 92 countries in the present edition, the Barometer ranks nations on:

  • Readiness for open data initiatives
  • Implementation of open data programmes
  • Impact that open data is having on business, politics and civil society

This is the third edition of the Barometer. After two successful pilots, this edition marks another step towards becoming a global policy making tool with a participatory and inclusive process and a strong regional focus. For the first time, this year’s ODB includes an assessment of countries against the International Open Data Charter principles.

The Barometer is a truly global and collaborative effort, with input from more than 150 researchers and government representatives. It takes over six months and more than 9,000 hours of research work to compile. During this process, we address more than 14,000 questions and respond to more than 5,000 comments and suggestions.

This report is intended to be a summary of some of the most striking findings. The full data is available online, and intended to support further secondary research into the progression of open data policies and practices across the world.

Open Data Barometer 2nd Edition

The Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and provides comparative data on countries and regions via an in-depth methodology combining contextual data, technical assessments and secondary indicators to explore multiple dimensions of open data readiness, implementation and impact.

This is the second edition of the Open Data Barometer, completing a two-year pilot of the Barometer methodology and providing data for comparative research. This report is just one expression of the Barometer, for which full data is also available, supporting secondary research into the progression of open data policies and practices across the world.

The Open Data Barometer forms part of the World Wide Web Foundation’s work on common assessment methods for open data.