Open Data’s Impact
Open Data is Changing the World in Four Ways
13 case studiesaccount_balance
Open data is improving government, primarily by tackling corruption and increasing transparency, and enhancing public services and resource allocation.
7 case studiesperson_pin
Open data is empowering citizens to take control of their lives and demand change by enabling more informed decision making and new forms of social mobilization, both in turn facilitated by new ways of communicating and accessing information.
9 case studiestrending_up
Open data is creating new opportunities for citizens and organizations, by fostering innovation and promoting economic growth and job creation.
Solving Public Problems
8 case studiespublic
Open data is playing an increasingly important role in solving big public problems, primarily by allowing citizens and policymakers access to new forms of data-driven assessment of the problems at hand. It also enables data-driven engagement producing more targeted interventions and enhanced collaboration.
Impact Depends on a Number of Factors
Periodic Table of Open Data Elements
Based on the existing literature and case studies, we have developed a Periodic Table of Open Data Elements detailing the enabling conditions and disabling factors that often determine the impact of open data initiatives.
The Global Impact of Open Data
Open Data in Developing Economies
Explore the Impact of Open Data around the world
Opening Canada’s T3010 Charity Information Return Data
Accountability of Charities through Open Data
United States' NOAA: Opening Up Global Weather Data in Co...
Creating a New Industry Through Access to Weather Data
Open Data Policy Lab
Supporting decision-makers at the local, state and national levels as they accelerate the responsible re-use and opening of data for the benefit of society.
To learn more, click here.