Open Data Barometer Research and Engagement
Commitments to opening up data are high on the agenda of governments across the globe. However, is the data they provide truly open? Do citizens have the right to demand for specific datasets from government? Has open data resulted in any tangible improvements in the country? All these and many more questions are investigated by the Open Data Barometer, a global study of the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. The Barometer analyses global trends, and provides comparative data on countries and regions via an in-depth methodology combining contextual data, technical assessments, and secondary indicators to explore multiple dimensions of open data readiness, implementation, and impact.
The Jakarta Lab is taking an active role in the Open Data Barometer research by conducting in-depth analyses and reviews of open data policies and practices of a number of countries in Southeast Asia. In addition, we use these findings to inform our own strategies for tackling the most pressing issues in our regional priority countries, but also engage with our partners across the region, including governments, activists, and researchers, to enable learning and peer support based on the Barometer results.