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Increase the number of agencies reporting sustainable progress on open data

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Why is this a priority?

Thestate’s broad responsibilities and resource constraints require a lean,agency-specific approach to open data planning. The CIO’s policy on open datarequires each agency to develop and adopt its own open data plan and to keep itupdated at least annually. Over time this will support agency efforts withinexisting resources.

The impact of almost any policy or program depends on the population affected as well as the benefit experienced. The benefits of open data are not always denominated in dollars and cents; a non-profit e-newsletter costing less than 2 cents that reaches a million citizens may well be more politically impactful than a commercial software product costing 200 dollars that reaches the same million people.

How are we doing?

At measure launch in October 2016 there were 20 agencies with published open data plans, and that number is growing. Growth is slow but steady, with a realistic target in 2020.

What are we working on?

Studying the plans published by agencies to identify common practicable themes - consulting agencies not yet publishing opendata - convening Open Data AdvisoryGroup to develop strategy for 2018 -bringing open data training to local libraries.

How can you help?

Connect with the open data team at your partner agencies.

Reported by: WaTech