At a global level, most government datasets go unused
, and over 90% of government data
still isn’t even open. Out of the hundreds of thousands of datasets released by tens of thousands of government agencies every year, only a handful make their way into a consumer experience in any meaningful way. Like any public resource, open data
needs to be developed, managed, and provided in a way that meets the needs of the people and organizations that use it. Several global initiatives such as the Open Data Index
and Open Data Barometer
have gone a long way in assessing the supply and quality of open data around the world.
In this issue, let’s take a look at a few open data portals and platforms that allow us to access open data seamlessly, study the impact and get valuable insights.
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