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St. Lucia - Open Data Readiness Assessment Launch Event, June 5th, 2014. Castries, St. Lucia.


Presentation delivered at the launch event of the St. Lucia Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) in Castries, June 5, 2014.

Presentation delivered at the launch event of the St. Lucia Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) in Castries, June 5, 2014.

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  • 1. Open Data @ the World Bank Anat Lewin @anatlewin
  • 2. World Bank Open Data Platform • The World Bank's Open Data Initiative launched in April, 2010, providing free, open and easy access to development data, and challenging the global community to use the data to create new solutions to address poverty. • Today, the World Bank's Open Data Catalog includes over 8,000 development indicators, of which 1,400 for 252 countries and 36 aggregate groupings, going back over 50 years, in 5 languages, and is continuously expanding.
  • 3. World Bank Open Data Platform
  • 4. In Five Languages
  • 5. Data Catalog • One-stop listing of sources • Download entire dataset, access query tool • Global, regional, specialized datasets • 40+ data compilations – 20 datasets included in dataBank, 8000 indicators – 11 datasets accessible through an API, 3000+ indicators – 1400 indicators in multiple languages
  • 6. Data.Worldbank.Org/Country/St-Lucia
  • 7. Economic Value of Open Data • McKinsey research indicates that seven sectors could generate more than $3 trillion a year globally as a result of open data (McKinsey) • Governments have a central role to play as sources of open data and as regulators • Over 40 countries have Open Government Data sites • Over 1 million data sets have been opened • Given rise to hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses McKinsey & Company. Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information, October 2013.
  • 8. Data.Gov.In – 7,804 Datasets
  • 9. Data.Gc.Ca – 206,124 Datasets
  • 10. OpenData.Go.Ke – 547 Datasets
  • 11. Data.Gov.Md – 746 Datasets Launched: April 2011 Upgraded: February 2014, v3.0 Number of datasets: 746 Externally hosted applications: 19 Publishing institutions: 38 Most active: Ministry of Health & Ministry of the Interior Open Source Platform CKAN & Drupal. Agencies upload raw data directly onto the portal. Number of unique visitors: ~ 3,000/month Number of downloads: ~ 7,000 – 10,000/month
  • 12. World Wide Web Foundation Open Data Index • 61 countries, 14 indicators • No countries in the Caribbean included data-index, September 2013
  • 13. The Open Data Index is an initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation that assesses the state of open government data around the World (October 2013). Its Open Data Census is based on contributions from open data advocates around the world.
  • 14.  Afghanistan  Antigua and Barbuda  Burkina Faso  Ghana  Indonesia  Kenya  Macedonia  Malawi  Mexico  Moldova  Mongolia  Macedonia  Nigeria (Edo)  Nepal  Paraguay  Peru  Philippines  Tanzania  Rwanda  Russia (Ulyanovsk) Planned for 2014  Botswana  Brazil  Costa Rica  Dominican Republic  El Salvador  Eastern Caribbean  El Salvador  Ethiopia  India  Mauritius  Morocco  Senegal  Singapore  Sri Lanka  Trinidad & Tobago  Tunisia  Uruguay  Zambia World Bank Open Data Technical Assistance
  • 15. Open Government Data Toolkit The Toolkit is designed to help governments plan and implement an open government data program, while avoiding common pitfalls.
  • 16. Open Data Readiness Assessment • The ODRA is a tool designed to build a plan of action for Open Data, custom- tailored to a country, subnational government, city or sector • It is a set of questions on 8 subjects that we consider necessary for a successful Open Data Initiative • The output is an action plan and a report that provides recommendations for the particular client • It is not a ranking exercise.
  • 17. ODRA Methodology Eight Pillars (1) Leadership (2) Policy / Legal Framework (3) Institutional Structure (4) Data within Government (5) Demand / Citizen Engagement (6) Open Data Ecosystem (7) Financing (8) Technology and Skills Infrastructure 5 6 7 8
  • 18. Antigua ODRA Findings Institutional recommendations  Political case for Open Data needs to be developed and agreed by Cabinet  A clear political leader needs to be empowered on behalf of government  Policies, licensing, pricing need to be developed  Staged release of data, starting with quick wins and leveraging existing projects  Potential data users need to be engaged in dialogue on what data they want  Leverage regional initiatives Data release recommendations • Stage 1: Quick win data sets include weather, education data needing minimal reformatting • Stage 2: Data requiring additional work to mash up with maps include disaster management, business identifiers (Inland Revenue), registers of professionals (doctors, lawyers, vets, architects) and property prices. • Stage 3: Data requiring some work for publication include government budget and spending data, tourism data, census data. • Stage 4: Data requiring policy work prior to publication include land registration and government procurement data. • Stage 5: Data requiring digitization include Company Register, Agriculture, and Health.
  • 19. Analytical Work
  • 20. Meet the Team
  • 21. Thank you @anatlewin + 1 (202) 458-2390