Authors (in alphabetical order):
- Alison Rygh, OECD
- Ana Brandusescu, Web Foundation
- Arturo Rivera Perez, OECD
- Carlos Iglesias, Web Foundation
- Danny Lämmerhirt, Open Knowledge International
- Eric Swanson, Open Data Watch
- Heleen Vollers, Capgemini
- Jamison Crowell, Open Data Watch
- Reginald Dadzie, OECD
- Stephen Gates, Open Data Institute Australian Network
- Wendy Carrara, Capgemini
As demonstrated in this guide, Charter principle commitments include policy elements, aspects of information management, questions of data quality, but also engagement processes within government and between government and external parties. On the surface, the Charter principles offer valuable commitments. But what exactly do they mean? How are key terms of the Charter principles defined? What indicators can we use to measure progress against Charter commitments? To answer these questions, working group members organised several meetings, firstly extracting key terms in the Charter commitments, and looked how well indicators map onto these. The goal of these exercises was to answer the following questions:
- How well are key terms in commitments defined?
- How do Charter commitments relate to one another, where are overlaps and relationships?
- What reference points and criteria are suited to measure commitments and their key terms?
- Where do we disagree how indicators should be defined?
- What is not measurable?
The Charter MAWG members contributed to a mapping exercise to understand which parts of the Charter principles and their commitments are currently measurable, which could be measured in the future, and which may not be directly measurable. The reflections also helped us understand the extent to which measurement tools cover all of the Charter commitments. This work was exploratory. The purpose was to gather expert views on possible ways to measure the Charter. The results include additional observations. Simultaneously, the analysis covered how well-suited measurement tools are to assess aspects of the Charter principles. A ‘task force’ was created that includes researchers from five major open government data assessment tools (ODB, GODI, ODIN, OURdata, EODMA), that identified similarities, differences and gaps.
ODI Maturity Model: Guide - Assessing your open data publishing and use. Available at: https://www.scribd.com/document/260481608/ODI-Maturity-Model-Guide-Assessing-your-open-data-publishing-and-use#download&from_embed