Survey maps stakeholders and open government data networks
The initiative is part of commitments with the Open Government Partnership
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Department of Public Policy Analysis (DAPP), alongside the Office of the Controller General of Brazil (CGU) and the Information and Coordination Center of Ponto BR (NIC.br), is conducting a survey to map the main stakeholders of the ecosystem of open data in the country, in order to articulate solutions on the use of this type of data in Brazil. This survey aims to understand how individual and network actions that make up the open data ecosystem work in practice. This survey is one of the commitments of the 4th Action Plan of Brazil, signed last year, in the Partnership for Open Government (OGP).
FGV DAPP has stimulated the production and use of open government data. In this context, it has participated in the discussions on the preparation of the open governance plan and the fulfillment of targets related to the “Open Data Ecosystem” commitment. Furthermore, FGV DAPP produces the Open Data Index for cities, a tool for assessing and identifying bottlenecks, in order to guide the public administration in relation to the improvement of its open data policies at the local level.
“The mapping of the stakeholders that participate in the open data ecosystem is a key action to propose advances in this area that are compatible with the demands of society. The initiative is part of a set of actions conducted jointly by the public sector and by civil society stakeholders, positioning Brazil as one of the leading countries in the Transparency agenda,” said FGV DAPP researcher Wagner Oliveira.
The information collected by the questionnaire will serve to identify stakeholders in the three spheres of government and in civil society. The mapping will also promote important information for the advancement in the development of joint solutions to improve open data actions and policy in Brazil.