MONITORING


To ensure national statistical systems meet their obligations to provide open and complete development data, the world needs independent authorities to monitor their performance.

This is one of the founding purposes of Open Data Watch. We created the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) to provide annual assessments of the coverage and openness of official statistics in countries around the world. The ODIN methodology is transparent, reproducible, and consistent with international standards. Since launching the first assessments in 2015, the feedback received from countries and development partners encouraged us to expand our efforts through direct engagement with national statistical offices. Through this direct engagement, we turn our objective assessments into practical policy and technical advice.

Based on demand from organizations focused on specific sectors, we are adapting the ODIN model to sector specific assessments. Our work on an assessment tool for gender data is a prime example. We are also conducting expanded research on national statistics to include microdata as well.


ODIN WEBSITE

The ODIN website provides access to scores for all rounds of our annual assessments since 2015. The website displays a map of the world showing the countries included in the most recent assessment. Colors indicate the range of the overall ODIN scores by quintiles. Clicking on a country brings up information on each country’s scores and rank. Users can navigate to Country Profile pages for more information on specific countries or use the Rankings and both country and regional comparison pages for broader analysis. Annual reports are available for download. Users can also access and download the ODIN data used to construct scores and ranks.

Click here to access the ODIN website.

VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO ODIN


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This short video offers an overview of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN). It covers the importance of monitoring the coverage and openness of official statistics as well as explains what ODIN does and how to use it.

An introductory video to 2018/19 ODIN results is below:

WHAT’S NEW?

A Year of Data Insights in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the world’s attention the need for accurate and timely data to guide decisions. It has been a stress test, like no other, for statistical systems around the world. One year since ODW started tracking COVID-19 data collection and use, what have we learned?

Countries Share Success Stories using ODIN

Country representatives gather to discuss the 2020/21 ODIN Open Data Inventory Annual Report and to share success stories, challenges and experiences in implementing open data to promote environmental, social and economic progress in their countries.

ODIN Open Data Inventory 2020/21 Annual Report

Open Data Watch launches the Annual Report of the 2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN). Assessing the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries, ODIN monitors the progress of open data that are relevant to economic, social, and environmental development.