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The report “ the value of open data for the administration ”

19 september 2017

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Datos.gob and Provides, the initiative promoted by the MINETAD through Red.es Registrar and in collaboration with the MINHAP, have published the report “ the value of open data for the administration ”, which underscores the tremendous value of the data generated by the administration to themselves, in a very positive feedback loop.

The the report “ the value of open data for the administration (Opens in new window) ” highlights how the use of open data improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration itself through better planning of available resources, cooperation between the various departmental Areas, improved interoperability of data and processes so as to adopt standards that facilitate the exchange and data storage.

The public sector is not only a major provider of open, but is also one of the major users and beneficiaries of the opening of the data-governmental organizations. The report, which published Datos.gob.es (Opens in new window) , makes a course on quite a few examples of how the administration can benefit in different areas and rely on data for retroalimentarse, reflect, to collaborate, optimize understand and learn.

The creation of an open database in japan improved assistance to victims of the major earthquake 2011 (Opens in new window) ; servicio de alarma temprana para detectar tendencias sobre enfermedades o epidemias (Opens in new window) initiated by the government of korea; portal on the quality of education (Opens in new window) public schools in Brazil with data from the ministry of education study on the data of electricity consumption in public buildings (Opens in new window) of france to optimize the supply or the large global database of companies that offers us Open Corporates (Opens in new window) are great examples of how to get public administration more agile and efficient manner through good use of data.

The report outlines how the use of open data improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration itself, through better planning of available resources, collaboration between different areas, the audit of the correct use of resources, the improved interoperability of data and processes, as well as the adoption of standards to facilitate sharing and storing data.

Also emphasizes that the use of such data open is the impetus to innovation public service to contribute to the identification of patterns that help decision-making, developing and implementing a more active role of public policies or improvement of data quality thanks to the public feedback.

The document contains specific examples as the improvement in the management of public health in Malawi thanks to the study of data performance of health facilities in the various constituencies, reduction in infant mortality in Mexico through increased availability of information or great quality improvement achieved in the address database in Denmark the opening of the information.

Another of the advantages and benefits of open data for the administration itself, as detailed in this report, is the promotion of transparency and innovation. “ Can be done better monitoring of the decisions and actions of government, to facilitate an understanding of the public policy or contribute to restoring the confidence of citizens in their governments ”, the report raises.

As examples of the potential of open data in the administration highlights open and participatory budgets of the philippines, monitoring of contracts in slovakia thanks to its online publication, the project for the publication of the whole information on public expenditure of local governments in Austria or transparency portal in brazil.

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