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Starting with some credits…

Second edition developed by:

With funding support from:

First edition developed with:

Most importantly… the research team…
Lead Author: Tim Davies, with Raed M. Sharif and Jose M. Alonso. (Correspondence to
Research Coordination: Carlos Iglesias, Raed M. Sharif, Ginette Law, Aman Grewal, Jose M. Alonso and Laura M. James
Visualisation: Dave Tarrant, Tim Davies, Alvaro Graves and Miska Knapek
Research Design Advisor: Hania Farhan
Technical assessors: Alvaro Graves, John Bosco Mubiru, Michael Hoerz, Rayna Stamboliyska, Nisha Thompson, Pierre
Chrzanowski, Oleg Lavrovsky, Carlos Iglesias, Josef Hardi, Mor Rubinstein, Norhidayah Azman, Miska Knapek and Atif Abdul
Context & Impact Researchers: Mariana Mas, Michael Hoerz, Rayna Stamboliyska, Caroline Gans Combe, Gisele Craviero,
Pierre Chrzanowski, Vincent Manzerolle, Alberto Cerda, Q.Z., Carlos Andres Barahona, Israel Aragon, Michal Kuban,
Thorhildur Jetzek, Nadesha Montalvo, Soha Farouk, Askur Alas, Leena Kylmanen, Caroline Gans Combe, Michael Hoerz,
Zsuzsanna Vári Kovács, John Bosco Mubiru, Ehud Assaf, Ernesto Belisario, Richard John Smart, Baria Ahmar, Judith Ogutu,
Geoffrey Cain, Patrick Semphere, Pierre Chrzanowski, Dessalegn Mequanint Yehuala, Emilene Martinez Morales, Abderahman
Zohry, Dessalegn Mequanint Yehuala, Htaike Htaike Aung, Kersti Ruth Wissenbach, Kostas Antypas, Pablo Pérez Álvarez,
Analisa V. Puod, Frederico Cavazzini, Rayna Stamboliyska, Dessalegn Mequanint Yehuala, Rayna Stamboliyska, Zsuzsanna
Vari-Kovacs, Soenke Ziesche, Jose María Álvarez Rodriguez, Andreas Kuehn, Leonida Mutuku, Suluck Lamubol, Sofiane
Bouhdiba, Igbal Safarov, Wes Schwalje, Fiona Namutebi, Nikhil Agarwal, Volodymyr Shemayev, Maximilian Heimstädt, Iria,
Puyosa, Walid Al-Saqaf, Glory Mushinge, Denboy Kudejira.
Reviewers: Julieta Valente, Keisha Taylor, Frederike Kaltheuner, Leonida Mutuku, Daphnee Iglesias, Frank Hangler, Hieke van
der Vaart, Gerard Walsh, Johan de Aguas, Caroline Burle, Kim Bach, Israel Aragon, Tarmo Vahter, Daniel Schildt,, Petrovic
Liliane, Frederike Kaltheuner, Andras Loke, Askur Alas, Nikhil Agarwal, Mor Rubinstein, Angela Corrias, Maurice MacNaughton,
Soha Farouk, Bonfas Owinga, Haklae Kim, Dessalegn Mequanint, Jankee Kheswar, Claudia Munaiz, Rayna Stamboliyska,
Aquinaldo Célio Tomás, Deepak Adhikari, Keisha Taylor, Mariana Mas, Daphnee Iglesias, Nathanael Hategekimana, Atif
Abderahman, Juan José Méndez, Maximilian Heimstädt, Jamal Msami, Mustapha Chouikha, Mark Townsend, John Bosco,
Amanda Meng, Raisa Urribarri, Marianne Brown, Boniface Dulani.


1. About the Open Data Barometer

2. Findings from the second edition


Country level exploration


Get the data


Peer-review expert survey
(Period: June 2013 - June 2014. Data collection: June 2014 - September 2014)

Secondary data

Technical assessment

(Period: various 2013/14)

(Period: October 2014)

Minor modifications between 2013 and 2014 method, but kept as consistent as
possible for comparability. 77 countries in 2013, 86 in 2014.






Social policy




Civil society




1. About the Barometer

A multi-dimensional index

Example questions

2. Findings

Country clusters


A growing open data divide?

G7 Analysis

10% of 1,290 surveyed datasets met the open definition
Up on 7% in 2013

But timeliness is a major issue…



Country level exploration … and FAQs


Is openness the same as transparency?

Why has country X invested heavily and not
achieved a better overall ranking?

Why has impact gone down for a country between
two editions of the ODB?

What did country x do to jump so many places?

How can we improve our ranking?

United Kingdom


New Zealand


Improving rankings and improving practice

High-level political commitment to proactive disclosure of public
sector data, particularly the data most critical to accountability

Sustained investment in supporting and training a broad cross-section
of civil society and entrepreneurs to understand and use data effectively

Contextualizing open data tools and approaches to local needs, for
example by making data visually accessible in countries with lower
literacy levels.

Support for city-level open data initiatives as a complement to
national-level programmes

Legal reform to ensure that guarantees of the right to information and
the right to privacy underpin open data initiatives

4. Get the data

1) Research handbooks

2) Quantitative data

3) Qualitative data

4) R scripts