Open Government Data for Sustainable Development: The Case from Developing Countries in Asian Region

Bijeta Saha, Md Rakibul Hoque

Abstract


The modernization of public sector processes with an improvement of citizen-government relationship has given birth to a new phenomenon in recent years known as Open Government Data (OGD). Since 2009, primarily in Europe and many developed countries are notable moving towards Open Government Data Platform. Recently, some developing countries have also successfully implemented the OGD. However, only few researches have been conducted to identify the impact of OGD on socio-economic development in developing countries, particularly developing countries in Asian region. This research contributes to an analysis throughsecondarydataof10Asian developing countries to discover the ways that facilitates towards public transparency and accountability. The paper illustrates an overview of OGD initiatives and their impact on socio-economic development. Reviewing many aspects it is found that citizens of India, Indonesia, South Korea and Philippines are benefited by using OGD. It is also found that poor data management and inactive participation of citizens in access to data are found as the major blockades towards the success of this initiative.

Aus. & NewZe J. Soci Busi. Env. Sus. Vol 2(2), October 2016, P 174-184


Keywords


Open Government Data; Developing Countries; Development

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