Whitepaper on desire and reality of Open Government Data co-published

In November 2019, ÖFIT published a whitepaper on Open Government Data in London, Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna I had co-authored with Lisa Bieker, Lina Bruns and Christian Welzel.

The paper examines the different promises of Open Data – economic growth, political participation, and social innovation – and contrasts this with sobering statistics on the use of Open Data in the four cities.

However, one major insight from this study was that we simply lack convincing data concerning the use of Open Data if we want to go beyond download statistics for datasets, which are not convincing proxy for anything.

Read the full whitepaper here (in German):

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