The Open Data Barometer (ODB) is a project led by the Web Foundation that seeks to understand the current state of data openness at the government level globally. ILDA, in collaboration with the Caribbean Open Institute, has taken on the responsibility of carrying out the report for Latin America and the Caribbean during the year 2020, within the framework of its work as a hub of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network. On this occasion, the Barometer will include a total of 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Barometer seeks to understand the current state of open data in this region. It also seeks to provide guidance to public policy decision makers on transparency and information technologies.
The Open Data Barometer (LAC edition) will be a crucial component in understanding the value of open data at the social, economic and political levels in the region. Through quantitative and qualitative studies, the barometer seeks to help explain how the openness of government data can impact different key areas of government and society, the evolution of this openness in the region, and its current challenges.