Open Data Watch

For Support Of Research On Data Usage

Overview
This project will collect information on the barriers to using official statistics in policy decisions, and provide tools to help national statistical offices (NSOs) and international organizations increase the use of data in government decision making. The work is led by Open Data Watch, which operates at the junction of open data and official statistics, in collaboration with AidData, which has expertise in collecting information on data use. The partners will survey government officials; analyze the extent to which existing data-sharing portals are used; develop tools to help NSOs monitor and increase data usage; and share their findings with NSOs and international agencies.
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for general operating support  
Open Data Watch encourages and supports countries in increasing the quality, coverage, openness, and use of official statistical data. Their flagship product is an annual assessment of the coverage, availability, and openness of official statistics in national databases. The organization also provides technical advice, engages in advocacy, and builds connection between the mainstream official statistics community and those interested in using technological advances to improve data quality and timeliness.
for support of research on data usage  
This project will collect information on the barriers to using official statistics in policy decisions, and provide tools to help national statistical offices (NSOs) and international organizations increase the use of data in government decision making. The work is led by Open Data Watch, which operates at the junction of open data and official statistics, in collaboration with AidData, which has expertise in collecting information on data use. The partners will survey government officials; analyze the extent to which existing data-sharing portals are used; develop tools to help NSOs monitor and increase data usage; and share their findings with NSOs and international agencies.

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