This article reviews three indexes that assess the openness or quality of data produced by national governments: The Open Data Barometer (ODB), the Open Data Index (ODI), and the World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Index (SCI).
For the Data Revolution to truly be revolutionary, national governments need to take the lead in providing data about their country. For most countries, it is much easier to find data about a country through the websites of international organizations rather than through national websites.
The past two decades have seen efforts on multiple fronts to improve the quality and availability of what we will call development data: the statistical information needed for planning, monitoring, and assessing the social and economic development of a country.
In the last five years, many national governments have announced open data initiatives, and states and cities have joined in. Releasing data openly should make governments more credible.
Last year’s report by the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Goals — A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development — got the attention of statisticians, politicians, development agencies, and civil society organizations …
Solid, practical, technical assistance must always leverage the energy and diversity of many partners. Many governmental and international agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, private foundations, and professional societies are already deeply committed to improving the quality and accessibility of development data.
Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation.
01/12/2016 – 04/12/2016, Panama City, Panama
The 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will be hosted by the Panamanian Government represented by the Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Informacion (the Panamanian National Authority of Transparency and Access to Information) and organized by the IACC Council and Transparency International, with the participation of the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Libertad Ciudadana (Transparency International Panama)…more
The website for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data goes live. The website says that the group is “a global network of governments, NGOs, and businesses working together to…