Global Open Data Initiative

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The Global Open Data Initiative (GODI) is an initiative led by civil society organizations to share principles and resources for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by opening government data. It is intended to provide a roadmap of policies and institutions that countries can use to build meaningful new open data reforms and initiatives, informed by the successes of others.

Through GODI and associated work, we intend to:

  • Provide a leading vision for how governments approach open data.

  • Increase awareness of open data and related issues.

  • Support the development of the global open data community.

  • Gather, expand, and amplify the evidence base for open data.

Read more about our work here and get updated with news on our blog.

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