Open Data and Evidence-based Socio-economic Policy Research in India: An overview
Work data:ISSN: 1712-4441
Type of work: Article (academic)
Categories:Development | Open Access
Tags:od4d, open data
Public entities are one of the main producers of socio-economic data around the world. The Open Government Data (OGD) movement encourages these entities to make their data publicly available in order to improve transparency and accountability, which may lead to good governance. Thus, OGD can promote evidence-based public policy by supporting empirical research through making quality data available. Hence, in this paper we discuss the current status of OGD initiative in India, how its principles are considered and applied by the public authorities, and the feedback of the research community about OGD in India.