Download Open Data Government Initiative Background. Transforming nearly $4 trillion taxpayer dollars into open data, so taxpayers can see the breakdown of where their dollars go in government. As such, publicofficials are often interested in the benefits of open data compared to the levels of required effort.
For user groups comprised of citizens, civil society organizations, businesses, researchers, and data consumers, open data policies clearly define which dataare or will be made public, how and where to acquire data, standards for providing data and metadata (which alsofoster accountability) and how to engage with the government or producing agency. Through resources, partners, and events, we inform the public and the government on the best open data solutions available. Opening government data increases citizen participation in government, creates opportunities for economic development, and informs decision making in both the private and public sectors.
Data.gov is the federal government’s open data site, and aims to make government more open and accountable.
Through resources, partners, and events, we inform the public and the government on the best open data solutions available. Transparency.open data supports public oversight of governments and helps reduce corruption by enabling greatertransparency. See full list on opendatatoolkit.worldbank.org Data.gov today is home to approximately 200,000 datasets for industry, academic, and other use.