Open Data for Inclusive Governance
May 18, 2016
Countries and territories in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are making important efforts to improve their governance record. Open data is key to strengthening transparency and accountability, and preventing corruption. It is also an essential tool for advancing the 2030 Development Agenda.
New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming societies. From that perspective, opening up government data can help empower and engage citizens, accelerate economic growth and innovation, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public institutions.
This Regional Brief looks at UNDP's efforts in the region to promote open data, support building bridges of collaboration between governments and civil society, and encourage exchange of knowledge and experiences.