[open-development] [okfn-discuss] open data assessment

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Sat Mar 16 08:57:22 UTC 2013

Hi Carlos,

the UN (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Administration and Development Management) have developed what is called the 

"Open Government Data for Citizen Engagement in Managing DevelopmentToolkit (OGDCE Toolkit)"


It also has a chapter on country readiness assessment (page 50..)

I recommend also having a look at Becky Hogge. Open Data Study, 2011,

My personal view on this is that as of today assessing a countries' readiness to start an OGD initiative is  not trivially. Little is known about enabling environments and actual impacts of OGD policies and more research is needed. Hope to see more on this here: http://www.opendataresearch.org/

Maybe also of interest the latest topic report on Open Data in Developing Countries

* looping in OGD and open development WG's lists, to see if others have more...

All the best

On 16 Mar 2013, at 09:11, Andrew Stott <andrew.stott at dirdigeng.com> wrote:

> Carlos
> The World Bank have developed one: seehttp://data.worldbank.org/about/open-government-data-toolkit/readiness-assessment-tool  Although some of the language is in terms of countries, it is applicable to regions and to municipalities too.
> The World Bank is seeking continuous improvement, so a commentable version has been posted (there’s a link on the page above) and the intention is to revise it periodically in the light of comments from the community and of feedback from operational use.
> I believe that translations into Russian, French and Spanish are under way.
> Please note that this is a *readiness assessment* tool; that’s a different task from assessing open data initiatives which have already been developed.
> Regards
> Andrew
> From: okfn-discuss-bounces at lists.okfn.org [mailto:okfn-discuss-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Carlos Perez-Brito
> Sent: 16 March 2013 01:04
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> Subject: [okfn-discuss] open data assessment
> Hi everybody
> A quick question, has anyone developed an open data assessment tool, for example, a short survey or a framework to assess how ready is a country, a sector (health or education ministry for example) or organization to begin an open data initiative?
> Please let me know, thanks so much,
> Carlos
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> Carlos T. Perez-Brito
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