Enhancing Citizen Engagement with Open Government Data


Cañares, M.P., Marcial, D. & Narca, M. (2016). “Enhancing Citizen Engagement with Open Government Data”. In The Journal of Community Informatics, Special Issue on Open Data for Social Change and Sustainable Development, 12 (2), 69-98. Vancouver: Journal of Community Informatics. Retrieved May 17, 2017 from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1256

Work data:

ISSN: 1712-4441

Type of work: Article (academic)


Development | Open Access


od4d, open data


The research deals primarily with the research question – How can engagement of civil society organizations with open government data be enhanced? To answer the question, an action research was conducted in two provinces in the Philippines. The research showed that for capacity building programs to be effective, they should be relevant to the condition of the CSOs and the individual needs of learners; conducted with a long-term view of ensuring use and actual impact to the organization and the constituencies that they serve; and focused on higher-order results like changes in practices and behavior of organizations and individuals.