Open Data in Charts: Comparing the open society across countries | Social and digital network |

How open-data compares against other national metrics


The Open Knowledge Foundation has inaugurated an index of the most open-data-friendly countries. Britain and America lead. Yet comparing the index against GDP, corruption perceptions (from Transparency International’s annual ranking) and the UN Human Development Index uncovers surprising findings. The clusters and outliers suggest that for middle-income countries there is a link with open-data practices, but not among the richest countries. Likewise, some of the least corrupt countries are nevertheless middling in making their data open. Together, the charts suggest there is still a long way to go to get states to release their data openly...

Via Mark P, Lauren Moss