Open Data Goals and Performance Measures

Why Measure Open Data?

"Open data and performance analytics are often separate practices, but are inextricable when it comes to the operations of modern governance. Open data provides the raw material for analysis and open data programs can have many goals, including increasing government transparency, sharing information to aid in decision making, engaging a broader coalition of stakeholders, and increasing government accountability.
Performance analytics, on the other hand, describes the set of tools used to carry out analysis of government data and performance. While performance analytics is most often used to gain insight into a city’s progress toward strategic priorities, it should also be used to measure the performance of the open data program itself. Just as many transportation, police, and public works departments track a variety of metrics, information technology departments should track their open data programs as well to ensure that they are achieving their intended outcome."*

Edmonton's Goals

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* from the GovEx website