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About the dataset on Open Government Data

Welcome to the OECD Dataset on Open Government Data.

This dataset contains the results of the 2016 OECD Open Government Data survey 3.0 which was administered across OECD member countries and partners. A total of  35 OECD and non-OECD countries provided a response to the survey, including three strategic partners: Colombia, Lithuania and Peru. 

The Survey is divided in two main sections:

  • 1. content of open government data policies, covering topics related to data availability, accesibility and governments’ support to spurt the re-use of open government data, and,
  • 2. the central open government data portal,

The OECD work on Open Government Data aims to progress international efforts on OGD impact assessment. The mapping of practices across countries helps establish a knowledge base on OGD policies, strategies and initiatives and supports the development of a methodology to assess the impact and creation of economic, social and good governance value through OGD initiatives. 

The results of the survey were used as the underlying data to calculate the OECD Open Useful and Reusable data (OURdata) Index which benchmarks OGD policies across OECD countries and partners.

The information held in the database is made available free of charge. However, the data are protected by copyright and we request that you be sure to cite the OECD as the source (OECD dataset on on Open Government Data).

About this Survey

The content of the database was collected using an online questionnaire.

The Reform of the Public Sector division of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance conducted the survey on Open Government Data in the second semester of 2016. Survey respondents were predominantly chief data officers in OECD countries and three partner countries. 

Responses represent countries’ own assessments of current practices and procedures regarding open government data. Data refer only to central/federal governments and exclude open government data practices at the state/local levels. The final dataset went through a strict data cleaning process ran by the OECD Secretariat in collaboration with national contact points in order to ensure the accuracy and validity of the data and the results of the OURdata Index.  

To download the composite indicator on Open, Useful, Reusable Government Data (OURdata Index), which is based on this dataset, click here.

Composite indicator

To download the composite indicator on Open, Useful, Reusable Government Data (OURdata Index), which is based on this dataset, see here: OECD.Stat