The latest update of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN 2017) is now available online. Globally-recognized as an objective assessment of the coverage and openness of data on websites maintained by national statistical offices, ODIN 2017 measures 21 data categories in 180 countries.
ODIN 2017 shows, on average, some improvement in data openness but stagnation or a decline in the availability of data on many official websites. The median score for data coverage in 2017 was 36.5, a decrease of 2.5 points from 2016. The median score for openness increased from 37.0 to 37.5.
The highest scoring country was Denmark. Four new countries moved into the top ten list — Netherlands, Bulgaria, Mexico, and Slovenia — displacing Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia, and the United States. Rwanda, ranked 41st in the world, was the highest scoring low-income country.
The ODIN website now includes an option to customize the weighting of the data categories and elements that produce ODIN rankings.
All ODIN data and results are available at https://odin.opendatawatch.com.