Purpose of the Measurement Guide

The Measurement Guide is not a new measurement tool by which Charter adopters will be marked on their progress. Instead, its purpose is to:

  • Help governments inform, design, implement, monitor and re-engineer their open data activities, including data publication policies and improvement programs.

  • Understand and engage with the underlying analytical framework and architecture of existing indicators.

The Measurement Guide will support:

  • Governments during the Charter implementation process, to help them measure their progress in designing programmes that deliver their commitments and better formulate Charter adoption statements, including national and sub-national plans.

  • Civil society and communicators to monitor progress of government open data policies/action plans and develop recommendations for improvement.

  • Researchers and open data assessment practitioners to identify measurement gaps, improve current indicators, and develop new ones.

  • Funders/donors to better understand existing measurement tools and improvements that they could potentially support in the future