The Open Data Barometer for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 24 countries and classifies governments according to readiness for open data initiatives, implementation of open data programs, and impact that open data is having on companies, politics and civil society.
In the last 10 years Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been at the forefront of adoption, innovation and use of open data. Countries like Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are recognised globally for their commitment to this agenda.
Experimentation and innovation in the Caribbean led to a network of practitioners and universities able to provide advice to policy makers and contribute to sustainable growth. Nevertheless, Latin America is experiencing a significant change in terms of government and citizen relationships as well as changes in government administration due to the electoral cycle in the region.
Decision makers, civil society organisations and private sector entities need to count with updated evidence to understand and assess the current shift, as well as to sustain the agenda in the future.
The main focus of the Open Data Barometer LAC edition 2020 was to measure progress on open data policies and practices in order to gather all the data necessary to inform and contribute to the improvement and extension of current open data policies and projects in the region.
This new edition of the Open Data Barometer builds on the core ODB methodology for the LAC region (developed by The Web Foundation).