Open Data in Action: Initiatives during the Initial Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic

28 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2021

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Felipe González-Zapata

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Arturo Rivera

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lucia Chauvet

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Cecilia Emilsson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Andrew J. Zahuranec

New York University (NYU)

Andrew Young

New York University (NYU)

Stefaan Verhulst

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Date Written: March 23, 2021

Abstract

This demand has been driven by several needs: taking informed policy actions quickly, improving communication on the current state of play, carrying out scientific analysis of a dynamic threat, understanding its social and economic impact, and enabling civil society oversight and reporting.

This report, prepared by the OECD Digital Government and Data Unit and the NYU’s The GovLab, assesses how open government data (OGD) was used to react and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic during initial stage of the crisis (March-July 2020) based on initiatives collected through an open call for evidence. It also seeks to transform lessons learned into considerations for policy makers on how to improve OGD policies to better prepare for future shocks.

Keywords: open data, COVID, coronavirus, data, data collaboration, data stewardship, pandemic

Suggested Citation

González-Zapata, Felipe and Rivera, Arturo and Chauvet, Lucia and Emilsson, Cecilia and Zahuranec, Andrew and Young, Andrew and Verhulst, Stefaan, Open Data in Action: Initiatives during the Initial Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 23, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3937613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3937613

Felipe González-Zapata

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

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Arturo Rivera

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lucia Chauvet

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Cecilia Emilsson

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Andrew Zahuranec

New York University (NYU) ( email )

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Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
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United States

Stefaan Verhulst (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
20 Cooper Square 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-711
United States

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