The 53rd UN Statistical Commission endorses the Report of the Working Group on Open Data, to which Open Data Watch was a major contributor. The Report notably establishes the principle of “Open Data by Default.”
For data in national statistical offices to fully benefit society, they must be available to the public as open data. This report reviews the evolution of standards for open data, how standards are implemented, and what tools and models can guide NSOs in their new, expanded role as data brokers and data stewards.
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.
The latest edition of the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) has just been released. ODIN 2020/21 provides an assessment of the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries across 22 data categories. Despite the pandemic and with still some data gaps, great progress has been made in open data.
This report highlights the main takeaways from a multi-stakeholder high-level political forum on navigating the challenges and maximizing the opportunities of making data open, accessible and properly disaggregated.
A new book from the OD4D network, The State of Open Data, looks at current and future challenges facing open data advocacy and practice. The book includes a chapter on National Statistics written by Open Data Watch.
How can access to publicly held data be maximized while protecting privacy? This in-depth look at public-to-public and public-to-private data sharing finds that opening data should be the default, but provides guidance on taking informed decisions about what and how data should be open to ensure maximum openness, mutual trust, transparency, and protection of sensitive personal information.
The 2018-2019 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) is now online with latest assessments of the coverage and openness of official data and statistics in 178 countries. The 2018-19 Annual Report summarizes results and is accompanied by a detailed Methodology Report, and an introductory video.
A major pre-event of the International Open Data Conference (IODC18) examines the intersection of open data, interoperability, and national reporting and dissemination platforms to maximize their combined impact for SDGs.
The International Open Data Conference brings together the global open data community to collaborate on the future of open data. This brochure describes the opportunities for interoperable and open data solutions for the SDGs.