Towards Demand-Driven and Inclusive
Open Data in Jakarta
Starting in 2012 when the current Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, entered office as governor of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia has been pioneering efforts to promote greater government responsiveness and public participation at the local level in Indonesia – a trend that has spread across the archipelago since. We have been supporting the Jakarta administration in the design and implementation of its open data initiative as part of the government’s broader transparency agenda. We have worked with the Development Planning Agency to establish the legal foundation for open data through the Governor’s Decree N.181/2014, to produce a guide for the publication of data, as well as to train officials to source and clean data, and make data sets from various government agencies available on the national open data portal.
Building on the foundations laid in the first phase of this project, we are now focusing our efforts on supporting civil society groups to make effective use of the data supplied by the government through closer understanding and monitoring of activities, such as procurement. We are also helping the Smart Cities program to infuse open data tools and concepts into its existing projects.