CO-CREATION, INNOVATION AND OPEN DATA IN LATIN AMERICAN CITIES: LESSONS FROM THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES, MEXICO CITY AND MONTEVIDEO

Carla Bonina

There is growing enthusiasm about the potential economic and social benefits of using open data in Latin American cities. This report analyzes the development of three open data projects in three cities in Latin America: City of Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Montevideo, which all have innovative structures and have achieved a certain level of implementation of their open data initiatives. In particular, the report studies how different actors interact to generate value with open data, that is, the processes of co-creation with open data.

This research reports evidence-based findings, which were collected over six months. The results reveal that in all three cases a combination of leadership, resources and key alliances between government, civil society groups and citizens are the main mechanisms for co-operation with open data in cities. At the same time, the cases show differences in the levels of implementation, collaboration and uses of open data, with consequences for their future development. In view of the contributions, the report offers a series of ch recommendations for the development of open data projects in cities in the region.

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