Open Data: Differences and Implications Across Countries
4 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last revised: 29 Mar 2019
Date Written: May 1, 2017
The pros and cons of making data more accessible to the public have been widely debated. Proponents of open data argue that it is good practice for governments because it fosters transparency, promotes greater participation, and encourages sharing of ideas, which is important in building a research-oriented culture. Others, however, are less convinced of the merits of open data. This research policy brief finds that there is a relationship between accessibility of data and income levels of a country, and between data availability and the productivity and quality of economic research.
Keywords: Economic Theory & Research, Industrial Economics, ICT Legal and Regulatory Framework, ICT Policy and Strategies, Information Security & Privacy, Educational Sciences, Economic Growth, Transport Services
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