Open Data Barometer: 2013 Global Report Indices


Start: 2013-10-31, Publication: 2013-11-02-04:00


The Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and also ranks countries and regions via an in-depth methodology that considers: readiness to secure the benefits of open data; actual levels of implementation; and the impact of such initiatives. This is the pilot edition of the Open Data Barometer. This report also marks the first large-scale research collaboration between the Open Data Institute and the World Wide Web Foundation.

The Open Data Barometer is structured in three sub-indices to reflect the different stages involved in realising the benefits of open data, and the different groups who may be involved in, and may benefit from, open data. The three sections are readiness, implementation and impact.


Name:World Wide Web Foundation


Established by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation ( seeks to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, creating a world where everyone, everywhere can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely. We work with others to make the web truly universal, open and free, through initiatives such as the Alliance for Affordable Internet (, which aims to bring down the cost of internet access, and the Web Index (, which tracks the health and utility of the Web in over 80 countries. We also put the open web to work to strengthen democracy and participation, especially by helping to harness the power of open data.

Name:Open Data Institute


The Open Data Institute catalyses the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It unlocks supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues. Founded by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, Limited by Guarantee company. It has secured £10 million over five years via the UK innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, $750,000 from global philanthropic investor Omidyar Network, and is working towards long-term sustainability through match funding and direct revenue.