Alongside the Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer, the Global Open Data Index (GODI) of the Open Knowledge International (OKI), - is one of the biggest assessments of the state of open government data globally.
The latest State Of Open Government Data in 2017 report of the OKI shows, that data is often not made available publicly at all. This is due to many issues around findability, quality, processability, and licensing.
This means, that there is still a lot of work to be done in the context of data opening, sharing and measurement.
The GODI & Open Data Census
In order to learn more about how GODI is taken up by different user groups, the OKI is exploring GODI’s effects on Open Data policy and publication, and on advancing the State of Open Data, through open discussions. The aim is to understand more systematically how individual elements of the GODI interface (such as country ranking, dataset results, discuss forum entries) help mobilising support for Open Data among different user groups.
During 2018, the OKI will develop a new vision for the Open Data Index to either measure Open Data on a regional and city-level or by topical areas.
The Open Data Census, - is a tool usually run by OKI's local groups and chapters to understand how their local governments are performing in data publication. The OKI has a record of about 40 different censuses assessing local and regional Open Data in many different countries. The census is the only tool to assess open data on a city level.
The Open Data Census is also fully customisable, allowing any organisation to assess various aspects of Open Data - from open data policies, through to publication of good quality data, or whether a local government engages with citizens to identify and publish the most relevant data.
In case you are running an Open Data Census, The OKIl will continue giving you support in the measurement you are currently working on, whether it’s local, regional or you have any new idea of a Census you would like to try.
The Open Data Survey : Measure what matters to You
To engage more stakeholders into a stronger conversational process - focused on (Open) Data, its use cases and measurement - , the OKI has created the Open Data Survey (the tool that powers GODI and the Open Data Census) in different contexts and with different goals.
The Open Data Survey is a versatile tool and can be used to rank, compare, and highlight very different aspects of (open) data.
Many organisations have repurposed the survey throughout the years to foreground information that these organisations find important, urgent or that help them reach their goals.
- Governing by rankings – How the Global Open Data Index helps advance the open data agenda (OKI Report, 2017)
- The State of Open Government Data in 2017
- The Global Open Data Index 2016/2017 - Advancing the State of Open Data Through Dialogue
- Introducing the 4th Global Open Data Index
- Help expand the coverage of the resources for each Open Science topic (FOSTER)
- Browse the Open Data Handbook for guides, case studies and resources on Open Data
- Open & Big Data : shifts in roles, power relations, quality and knowledge integration
- Recorded Webinar : What is GODAN? Network, Action & Secretariat
- Open Data Awareness Program for Nepal’s digital natives
- Open Standards, Data, Source, and Innovation as Principles for Digital Development
- OPEN KNOWLEDGE MAPS : A visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge