Fostering Government and Civil Society Collaboration Through Open Data

This guide suggests specific steps that can be taken by funding agencies, project implementers, and other stakeholders who want to promote collaboration between government and civil society organizations (CSOs) through the use of open data.

This approach is particularly helpful in a context where there is prevailing distrust and animosity between the two groups, as it can ensure collaborations are based on facts, not opinions. It can also help to build trust. A government’s proactive opening of meaningful data is a gesture of transparency, and for CSOs, access to data allows them to tackle challenges and understand better how government functions.

Publication Date: 
2016
Publisher(s): 
World Wide Web
Open Data Labs Jakarta
Location: 
Indonesia