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Open Data Barometer – 3rd Edition

April 21, 2016

The Open Data Barometer (ODB) aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and provides comparative data on countries and regions using an in-depth methodology that combines contextual data, technical assessments and secondary indicators. 

Covering 92 countries in the present edition, the Barometer ranks nations on:

  • Readiness for open data initiatives
  • Implementation of open data programmes
  • Impact that open data is having on business, politics and civil society

This is the third edition of the Barometer. After two successful pilots, this edition marks another step towards becoming a global policy making tool with a participatory and inclusive process and a strong regional focus. For the first time, this year’s ODB includes an assessment of countries against the International Open Data Charter principles.

Download the PDF here and check out the interactive data explorer.

The Barometer is a truly global and collaborative effort, with input from more than 150 researchers and government representatives. It takes over six months and more than 9,000 hours of research work to compile. During this process, we address more than 14,000 questions and respond to more than 5,000 comments and suggestions.

The Barometer received funding and support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as a collaborative work of the Open Data for Development network (OD4D).