Monitoring and Reporting
Are public data available to the public? By what standards should the quality and openness of data be evaluated? And by whom? And how? It is important to have clear criteria, to measure progress over time, and to make results openly available for planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
Open Data Watch focuses on the data and statistics needed by developing countries to plan, monitor and evaluate the results of economic, social, demographic and environmental programs. While no single measure can encompass all the dimensions of a national statistical system, well-defined and carefully measured indicators can focus attention on important gaps and encourage informed discussion of options and priorities.