The Global Open Data Index, a crowdsourced project launched by the Open Knowledge Foundation, released its 2014 dataset ranking 97 world governments on the openness of their data across 10 categories. The categories are based on issues related to transparency and accountability, including legislation, government spending, and pollution. Each category ranks government data on qualities like whether the data exists, if the data is made publicly available and machine readable, if the data is available for free, and if the data is timely and up to date.
Dataset Tracks World’s Open Government Data
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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