Open Data Maturity in Europe 2018
The 2018 report introduces deeper granularity in how Open Data maturity at country level is assessed. It captures the finer elements of the previous assessments’ dimensions - policy and portals - and complements them with two new ones: impact and quality. In terms of policy maturity, the new benchmark sets a stronger focus on updates to and scope of national Open Data strategies, and on what can be described as an enabling type of coordination activities – that enables the local and regional levels to develop their own Open Data initiatives, according to their own needs and at their own pace. Additionally, the policy dimension highlights the activities that foster reuse of Open Data by both the public and private sector. In terms of portal maturity, the new benchmarking focuses on advanced portal features that help drive interaction between the supply and demand sides of Open Data and enable a more strategic publication of data. The updates capture the level of sophistication of national portals to include advanced functionality, usage analytics, variety of data available on the portal, and a strategy to ensure the portal’s sustainability in time.