Sustaining the open government data movement worldwide: Insights from developing countries

Jennifer Shkabatur*, Alon Peled

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We examine the adoption of an Open Government Data (OGD) transparency policy innovation in five developing countries: Brazil, Kenya, Moldova, Morocco, and the Philippines. We combine an innovative big data analysis of published OGD data with a qualitative study of key moments in the history of adopting the OGD innovation in the five countries of focus. We discover that in all five countries most OGD activity occurred on a handful of days, usually immediately before or after a standalone 'OGD event' such as a visit by a key World Bank official, or a major policy announcement. In the final section of the paper, we pay close attention to Brazil, the only country where the OGD innovation appears to be sustainable thanks to strong domestic OGD demand and an existing, multi-layered, government-transparency legal framework that supports the OGD innovation.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, CeDEM 2016
EditorsNoella Edelmann, Peter Parycek
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages172-179
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010431
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Dec 2016
Event6th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, CeDEM 2016 - Krems, Austria
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, CeDEM 2016

Conference

Conference6th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, CeDEM 2016
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityKrems
Period18/05/1620/05/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

Keywords

  • access
  • developing countries
  • disclosure
  • international organizations
  • open government data
  • transparency

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