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Challenges in raising the social and economic impact of Open Data Policy in Brazil - IODC 2016

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Presentation on the challenges Brazil faces in raising the social and economic impact of the open data policy. Presented at the panel about the open data ecosystem during the International Open Data Conference, in October 2016.

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Challenges in raising the social and economic impact of Open Data Policy in Brazil - IODC 2016

  1. 1. Challenges in raising social and economic Impact of Open Data Policy in Brazil Augusto Herrmann Batista - @dadosgovbr Panel: Building a thriving open data ecosystem for economic growth and innovation – IODC16 Secretariat for Information Technology Ministry of Planning, Development & Management
  2. 2. 212 / Current state of open data impact in Brazil ● Open Data Barometer (3rd edition, 2015), Brazil is: ● 17th in the world ● 2nd in Latin America & Caribbean regions – Score: 61.16 (in comparison, Mexico's is 61.76 and 16th in the world) – Readiness: 60 – Implementation: 80 ● Impact scores: 36 – Political: 50 – Social: 26 – Economic: 31
  3. 3. 213 / Examples: social impact ● Non-profits that use open data ● Qedu – Find out and compare the quality of education in each Brazilian school ● Cadê a minha escola? (Where is my school?) – Citizens will be able to monitor the building of schools
  4. 4. 214 / Examples: social impact ● Non-profits that use open data ● Olho neles! (Eyes on them!) – Monitor the use of reimbursement funds by members of parliaments ● Diferentonas – Uses machine learning to help citizens find outliers in cities spending federal funds
  5. 5. 215 / Examples: economic impact ● Businesses that use open data ● Medicinia – Social tool to connect doctors and patients ● Neoway – Business analytics that save companies money e.g. in locating good potential corporate clients
  6. 6. 216 / Examples: economic impact ● Businesses that use open data ● Grafeno6 – Uses machine learning to find out average prices over time for each kind of product that have been practised in procurement by governments
  7. 7. 217 / The usual hurdles in using data ● Data that is not available ● Data that is not up-to-date ● Data that is unreliable ● Data that is not machine readable (have to resort to scrapping) ● Data that has no licensing information
  8. 8. Digital Government Digital government explores how governments can best use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to embrace good government principles and achieve policy goals. OECD: http://www.oecd.org/gov/digital-government/ 218 /
  9. 9. OCDE e Governo Digital
  10. 10. Digital Governance Policy
  11. 11. Digital Governance Strategy (DGS)
  12. 12. Open Data on the DGS 2112 / ● Strategic Objective OE.01: ● Foster the supply and use of open data ● Not only for transparency and social control, but also to stimulate the creation of new services, applications, research, etc.
  13. 13. 2113 / Open Data on the DGS ● Strategic Initiatives: ● IE.01.04 – Foster innovative business models and solutions that use open data to meet the needs of society ● IE.01.05 – Gather international good practices for implementation of open government data policies
  14. 14. Requirements for an ecosystem ● Data availability ● Breadth ● Depth ● Reliability (minimal downtime) ● Data quality ● Use of standards where applicable ● Documentation ● Ease of use 2114 /
  15. 15. Requirements for an ecosystem ● Awareness about the issue of open data ● Effective discovery mechanism ● Effective feedback channel on data ● Participatory governance ● data users should have a say on open data policy Effectively work on both the supply side and the demand side 2115 /
  16. 16. 2116 / Supply side: Milestones achieved in 2016 ● open data policy for federal government established by Decree 8777/2016 ● open data by default ● mandatory open data plan for each organization ● ties in to processes and authorities already previously established by freedom of information law ● digital governance policy (Decree 8638/2016) and strategy ● capacity building workshops on open data planning
  17. 17. Workshops on Open Data Planning ● 10 new workshops in 2016: March(1), April (2), May (1), June (4), July (1) and August (1). ● 46 organizations, 283 public servants trained up to August ● results: 18 new open data plans published in 2016 (and counting)
  18. 18. Demand side: What's been done for impact ● Meetings with private sector representatives to raise awareness about open government data (2015) ● local IT companies association and startups association ● potential business opportunities and the usual reports (McKinsey, Deloitte, Lateral Economics, etc.) ● Government innovation week ● 3rd Open Government Partnership Action Plan (draft) ● challenge: make supply and demand of open data closer ● Open data users survey (as part of an audit) 2118 /
  19. 19. Planned next steps: supply side ● Online course ● Getting all federal institutions to have open data plans of their own ● Improving the user experience on dados.gov.br ● Getting more data on dados.gov.br, integrate & harvest other Brazilian data portals 2119 /
  20. 20. Planned next steps: demand side ● Series of workshops with specific sectors ● Startups / Data-driven companies ● Accelerators / entrepreneurship support groups ● Data journalists ● Academics ● Tie-in with smart city project and working group ● Support the increase of supply of local governments open data ● Stimulate use of open data by businesses 2120 /
  21. 21. Thank you! @dadosgovbr contato@dados.gov.br augusto.herrmann@planejamento.gov.br Secretariat of Information Technology Ministry of Planning, Development & Management

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