Open Data in Government: how to bring about change

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Governments around the world are increasingly looking for ways to harness the potential of open data for improved policy-making, and social, economic and environmental benefit. A lot of work has been done to familiarise governments with open data and help them to publish open data. There has been less focus on the longer-term process of embedding open data as standard practice and how that might happen. Ensuring your open data initiative is sustainable is essential to realising the impact of open data. The Open Data Institute (ODI) is exploring how organisational change within government happens to support and sustain open data in the long-term. Through extensive interviews and examination of the literature surrounding organisational change management, the ODI has developed guidance for policy-makers who have been tasked with implementing their own open data initiatives. Thinking about the process of change management from the beginning of your initiative will be essential to realising the social, environmental and economic benefits of open data.

The result: 12 recommendations to help governments sustain open data change and realise its impact

1. Articulate your vision, with clear examples of benefits open data will bring. Start with a vision of the problem open data can help you solve, or the benefits you want to produce: think beyond simply releasing open data. Being able to connect your release of open data to a tangible benefit you would like to achieve can help people connect to the initiative and understand its value.

2. Secure support for your open data initiative from both senior/political leadership and government officials within departments before launch. Build in mechanisms to educate government officials about open data, and explain its benefits, from the very beginning of your open data initiative. Fostering support for the change before launching an initiative will help encourage early uptake.

3. Combine top-down leadership for your open data initiative with support for individual or frontline champions in government. While senior buy-in is important to maintain open data as a priority, frontline champions are important to growing the initiative from the bottom up, and driving implementation of your open data vision.

4. Build open communication and mechanisms for feedback into your open data initiative from the outset, both inside and outside government. These could be formal mechanisms, like advisory groups, online feedback forms and regular meetings, and informal mechanisms, like social media outreach. Invite feedback and be open with your department(s) about the transition to using and producing open data, and how their work could be affected. This will ensure employees are more engaged and satisfied with the change.

5. Set out some quick wins for your open data initiative – like releasing a certain number of datasets as open data, or supporting a pilot use-case – but make sure these are part of a long-term goal for open data, which each department can align progress with. Linking quick wins to long-term goals can help maintain momentum for change.

6. Be flexible and responsive to the strengths and needs of different departments and teams. Be clear on your long-term vision for open data, but be careful not to get locked into one transition plan for open data from the beginning. Look for examples of best practice in managing the transition to using and producing open data, and use these to help other departments. Being agile and responsive helps ensure the transition continues to align with any public sector reform and changing technologies.

7. Consolidate your change management efforts: use your emergent leaders as peer educators and innovators. Keep building on your incremental quick wins as part of your long-term open data strategy. Consolidating efforts helps to make each element of change management more effective, and helps identify gaps in strategy.

8. Ensure there are people with responsibility for change management – supporting departments and coordinating feedback – as part of your open data team. Quite often, we think of a ‘change team’ as being set up to deliver open data objectives: build a portal, release datasets and stimulate reuse. Change management is an equally important part of the process, and can increase initial buy-in for the initiative, as well as a sense of ownership within departments of their open data efforts.

9. Seek out and foster stories of the impact of open data, to help illustrate its value for government implementers. Adjust your impact narrative or ‘business case’ for different departments, so it makes sense in terms of their overall visions, capacities and existing processes.

10. Foster external support within industry, civil society and academia to drive continued demand for open data. External support can help to maintain political will to support open data, and be a source of ongoing learning and dialogue.

11. Introduce opportunities for civil servants to take part in ongoing learning about open data. This could be through open data training, secondments to ‘best practice’ teams working with open data or regular workshops. It will help you continue to improve and expand the reach of your open data initiative.

12. Build metrics to regularly evaluate your open data activities. This will help you to measure progress, benchmark success and identify areas for improvement.

The guidance is not absolute; some principles will be applied differently in different contexts. However, the principles for managing open data change that are set out in this paper should provide a useful framework or template for long-term thinking. This paper is the starting point for a deeper exploration of how change happens in government to support open data. Over the next 12-18 months, we will look to build on the themes and scope of this paper, through ongoing research and discussion with global leaders.

 

 

 

Moldova’s Open Data Movement

Case study: Moldova’s open data movement

This case study was supported by the Partnership for Open Data, funded by the World Bank

Author: Veronica Cretu, Open Government Institute, Moldova


Executive summary

Moldova embarked on a national open data initiative in 2011 as part of its Governance e-Transformation Agenda. The initiative has drawn support from the highest levels of government, with two Prime Ministerial directives and new legal provisions solidifying the country’s commitment to opening up government data by default.

Led by the e-Government Centre, the initiative has spurred the release of 782 datasets from 39 institutions across the government.

One critical factor contributing to the success of the initiative was the political support from the Prime Minister and State Chancellery. Other crucial elements have been the solid legal framework and the development of the open data portal: date.gov.md.

Although Moldova has taken significant strides towards the goal of making government data open by default, a number of challenges remain. These include:

  • A lack of interoperability and digitised data.
  • Outdated practices in charging for PSI reuse.
  • A lack of inventories to keep track of available data for reuse.
  • A lack of necessary data-related skills in the public sector.
  • Uncertainty surrounding privacy and confidentiality.

Current efforts revolve around the need to enforce existing legislation and maintain political support for open data.

In the next phase of open data implementation, the following steps are recommended:

  • An entry test or examination for to equip civil servants working with open data with the necessary skills for working with data, and presenting it in appropriate formats for consumption.
  • Support initiatives based on the use of open data for creation of useful applications for citizens/different target groups/beneficiaries.
  • Continue raising awareness about the importance of open data for government transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • ‘Open data by default’ should be embedded into any IT system or e-service being designed, developed and used in government.
  • Match the supply of open government data with demand from civil society, media and business to unlock economic value and track government performance.
  • Promote local ownership of open data efforts, so that open data becomes part of Local Public Authorities’ agenda.
  • Develop open data competencies across society by introducing data analysis, coding and other relevant skills into the formal school curriculum.

 

For more please visit http://theodi.org/case-studies/case-study-a-profile-of-open-data-initiatives-in-moldova

The need for proper consultation processes around Open Data

ConsultationsLast week, on January 30th, Open Government Institute together with E-Government Center organized a working meeting with open data coordinators from Ministries and public agencies.

The meeting had a number of objectives among which:

  • Setting the scene for 2015;
  • Sharing some practical examples on the use of open data;
  • Reflecting on ways to improve the consultation processes around open data in order to boost more demand for open data;
  • Assigning open data coordinators with a task: identify one ambitious open data commitment that could be part of the Action Plan on Open Government for years 2015-2016.

Whether the meeting managed to achieve its objectives remains to be seen from the way this agenda moves forward in the year 2015.

The open data agenda is not a new one for Moldova … Moldovan Government, like many other Governments from around the globe, has acknowledged, more than three years ago, that opening up the data collected by the Government can increase government transparency and generate more public trust, stimulate innovative approaches and help in improving governments’ performance results.

The open data portal www.date.gov.md started to gain more popularity in 2014 and thus, registered 787 open data sets available to the public, 4 new public institutions joined the platform and more than 222 thousands downloads took place last year.
One aspect which was at the core of January 30th meeting related to the way public institutions consult their stakeholders who might be interested in particular open data sets. The discussion revealed that there is no proper consultation process in place when it comes to open data, even though open data is like any other policy issue which needs to undergo the same process as any other initiative (as per Law on Transparency in the decision making process from 13.11. 2008).

There is still this tendency among many public servants to state that civil society is not interested in, that the general population has no clue about what the data is and what is the data important/or what is it for, etc.

me_moderatingOr, may be, the issue is with the public institutions themselves who do not apply adequate practices and tools to reach out to potential users of the data, do outreach and identify what are their interests and needs. Isn’t it something that fits into the government’s job?! Isn’t the government the one to work for its people and working for its people means hearing what they have to say, on different dimensions?!

There are some very simple and clear steps in any consultation process and they relate to the following:

  • Mapping all the potentially interested stakeholders;
  • Defining, together with key stakeholders, the main objectives of the consultation process;
  • Selecting/identifying most appropriate/ relevant consultation methods and tools (cost-effectiveness is to be considered as well);
  • Setting a time line for consultations;
  • Preparing both online and offline resources needed for a proper consultation process;
  • Sharing with the wider public about the consultations being announced and thus allowing as many other interested parties to get engaged;
  • Sharing with the public what suggestions/recommendations have been received;
  • Doing an analyses of the proposals received and providing feedback to those who provided contributions. This will definitely increase the chances for their participation any other time;
  • Review/evaluate how the consultation process worked, capitalize on the experience and draw lessons which could be valuable in the next consultation rounds.

There are some principles to be considered as well and they relate to:

  • Clear language – don’t depart in the interaction with different stakeholders’ groups from the assumption that everyone is an expert in the field. This is totally wrong. The language used during the consultation process has to be adjusted in a way that responds to the needs, readiness, education, perceptions of those whom are being addressed;
  • Diversify the platforms for interaction – even the classical round table meetings can be much more participant centered and more dynamic as compared to a presenter-centered model;
  • Provide feedback on any comment received – it is important that people feel empowered, and it does not matter if it is a “Thank You for your comment” message, it is important that there is a communication going on. Without it there is no trust, openness and no participation.

I am very much aware of how much resistance is still there in the public sector towards things which are new, towards changes that are being required …  but any positive change leads to another positive change, and isn’t it something we want for the society we live in today?!

By Veronica Cretu (President, Open Government Institute) 

Open Data Initiative in Moldova – what are the key challenges as of today?!

On November 21st, 2014 Open Government Institute, in close partnership with e-Government Center Moldova and with support from Open Data Institute in UK, organized a half a day workshop  with 34 open data coordinators/public servants directly responsible for the open data agenda in their respective Ministries/Agencies. The workshop comes as part of a case study work on Moldova Open Data Initiatives carried by the Open Government Institute, and given that data and open data in general is one of the key elements of transparency and decision making/evidence based policy making, the study team decided to look into what are the current challenges that open data initiative faces in Moldova today.

Among the sources of resistance or challenges related to the implementation of the open data agenda in Moldova, participants mentioned the following:

  • The regulatory framework is not sufficiently clear
  • The definition of open data applied is ambiguous
  • Some public authorities do not have clear understanding which data should be open and which should not
  • Many public authorities publish data in wrong formats
  • Data sets placed on the portal contain texts and aggregated data not row data as required
  • Some advanced public authorities have good informational systems that provide reports containing row data, but many public authorities collect data using “old” methods
  • The role and responsibilities of open data coordinator is not sufficiently clear
  • Some public authorities are hesitant or even resistant to opening their data
  • There is a big flow of staff in public authorities and there is no continuity in the function of the open data coordinator
  • Public authorities are afraid not to open by mistake data sets that contain sensitive or personal data
  • There is no inter-departmental collaboration within institutions in opening data
  • More training for civil servants on open data is required
  • Quality of data received from public authorities is not good
  • The new positions created within CPAs did not have financial coverage
  • Many CPAs does not have qualified staff for open data coordinator positions
  • Responsible persons have insufficient knowledge about open data
  • There is no sufficient verification of the published datasets accuracy
  • A systematization and standardization is required for the open government data sets
  • It is not clear what data sets are demanded by the users
  • There are no companies (private sector) that would add value and sell analytical reports based on open government data
  • Not all CPAs have information systems that will allow collecting and publishing of the open data
  • The role of the e-Governance Center related to open data is not clearly defined
  • It is not clear what data should be published by the CPAs on open data portal and what on its official web page (Comment from eGC: structured & raw data should go to open data portal and documents like strategies, procurement plans etc should be placed on the official web page of the CPA)
  • CPAs does not collaborate with each other on open data subject and this leads to duplications
  • Open Government Data as a Concept and Open Data Portal are not sufficiently promoted
  • Pure interaction between the technical staff and persons responsible for opening data
  • There is a necessity to implement an on-line training module related to open government data.

All these details are important, because they are affecting the overall transparency in the decision making processes and will affect the trust Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders have in the Central Public Authorities if the quality of the data is weak.

The workshop was conducted by Open Government Institute in close partnership with E-Government Center and support from Open Data Institute, UK.

Comparative Study of Open Governance and Data Security in Eastern Partnership Countries

Open Government Partnership has brought a renewed political attention to the questions of transparency and good governance into international arena. While we have heard a lot from the Digital Agenda of the European Commission and best practices from developed countries, these questions are also addressed by our neighbors to the East. The present report aims to provide a first coherent overview of a multitude of initiatives undertaken by the 6 Eastern Partnership Countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Here is the full report – ep_opengovernance_datasecurity

Reflecting back on May 2012 Open Government and Open Data initiatives in Moldova

KeyTakeAways_OpenInnovationWeek2012 – full report by Veronica Cretu

Note: This report is valuable from the perspective of reflecting on the dynamics and energy that was here, in Moldova, back in May 2012 around the issues of Open Government, Open Data, Apps for Moldova, Data Journalism, and other elements. Most of the recommendations are still valid today, and not only for Moldova …

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Moldova Open Innovation Week 2012 aimed at implementing / piloting a number of high profile events intended to build on the Government’s recent approval of the National Action Plan on Open Government and the launch of www.date.gov.md in 2011.

This commitment to the global Open Government Partnership has been led by the e-Government Center with the support of the World Bank and other development partners. The Action Plan is just the start of a process, and Moldova’s progress will be reviewed and compared to the more than 50 other countries already in the Partnership.

The World Bank, the e-Government Center and other partners contributed to the implementation of a programme of events to support key local stakeholders and contribute international expertise to help build the different aspects of an ecosystem around Open Government and Open Data innovations required to achieve the Government’s objectives of greater competitiveness, transparency and citizen engagement.

In line with the above, 4 important events took place during the period of May 14-20, 2012 and more specifically these were:
– Data-Driven Journalism Bootcamp for Moldovan Media (May 14-15, 2012);
– Multi-Stakeholder PFM Training and Data Analysis Workshop (May 16-18, 2012);
– The Open Government Day (May 16, 2012);
– The Open Innovation Weekend (May 18 -20, 2012).

Up to 300 participants representing different stakeholder groups participated in the events: mass media, civil society, Government, Developers’ community, etc.

However, the results of these events are not based only on the efforts put as part of these events, they came in synergy with initiatives launched in Moldova some time ago.
Is the context ready for active take off on Open Data?

Is the community in Moldova prepared to challenge the Government to become more opened and intelligent?

Is there enough capacity and talent in the developers’ community? Is the Government willing to embrace more commitment, involvement and dedication?

The Open Data initiative in Moldova

By Veronica Cretu and Irina Tisacova

http://www.epsiplatform.eu/content/open-data-initiative-moldova#sthash.ewqtxmUC.dpuf

“Too often, development efforts have been hampered by a lack of the most basic data about the social and economic circumstances in which people live… Stronger monitoring and evaluation at all levels, and in all processes of development (from planning to implementation) will help guide decision making, update priorities and ensure accountability. This will require substantial investments in building capacity in advance of 2015. A regularly updated registry of commitments is one idea to ensure accountability and monitor delivery gaps. We must also take advantage of new technologies and access to open data for all people.”

Bali Communiqué of the High-Level Panel, March 28, 2013

All public organizations (local, regional or national level) collect, on a regular basis, an enormous amount of different types of data.  These data have a significant value because they are resource which can help citizens understand much easier, faster and better what the government does and how well it delivers its services. In addition to this, open data helps citizens to hold government accountable for the commitments it makes and how well it delivers on those commitments.  Open data is particularly significant when it comes to increasing government transparency and public awareness of government programs and initiatives, while opening up data can also help generate insights into ways to improve government performance. At the same time, increased data transparency provides platforms for extended public participation and collaboration, with more open data in place there are more opportunities to improve the decision making processes and get more citizens engaged. Additionally, open data holds a great economic value by contributing to development of applications or launch of new businesses. It also can significantly contribute to driving innovation and research as well as could be used in academia and journalism. All the efforts around open data release require public administration reforms, which have to, increasingly, be concerned with placing the citizen at the core of the policy making.

 

The revolution in information technology and the evolution of the Internet over the last decade provides a great opportunity for strengthening data for accountability, decision-making purposes and economic growth. There have been several innovative initiatives around the globe to use mobile technology and other means in order to enable real-time monitoring of development results. However, this movement remains still largely disconnected from the traditional statistics community.

 

Efforts around promoting and creating an open data movement have started in Moldova three years ago and have amplified as Moldova joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Global Partnership on Social Accountability (GPSA), approved ambitious an E-Governance transformation agenda, approved new legal provisions related to Open Data.  The recent study on “Citizens’ perception, uptake and support for the e-Transformation of Governance in the Republic of Moldova”[1] shows a positive trend of the basic indicators regarding the implementation of e-Transformation of Governance activities in Moldova. The same report indicates that there is an increase in the number of citizens accessing Governmental web pages, as compared with studies from previous years. This is indeed a positive trend and may lead towards higher citizens’ demand for open data and electronic services.

 

This paper looks at the evolution of open data initiative in Moldova during the past years. It also addresses some of the core challenges and looks examines ways in which open data could become a drive for more transparency and accountability.  Additionally, this paper comes as a continuation of the topic report No. 2013/10 on “The influence of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on the Open Data discussions”[2].

Institutul pentru o Guvernare Deschisa la lansarea portalului de date deschise versunea 3.0

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“Onorată asistență, doamnelor și domnilor, stimați colegi! Bine v-am gasit!

Vreau să felicit colegii din cadrul Centrului de Guvernare Electronică cu lansarea versiunii noi a portalului de date deschise, și pentru tot efortul depus în ultimii 2-3 ani pentru ca astăzi, aici, la Chisinau, sa avem discuții și inițiative concrete lansate pe marginea acestui subiect.   

În scurta mea intervenție voi face cîteva remarci cu referire la subiectul dat în calitatea mea de membră a Comitetului Director al Parteneriatului pentru o Guvernare Deschisă, Parteneriat la care Republica Moldova a aderat în Aprilie 2012 și din care astăzi fac parte 63 de Guverne. Mai multe Guverne influente precum cele al SUA, Marea Britanie, au adoptat inițiative naționale privind datele deschise, ca o componentă vitală pentru o guvernare deschisa. 

Aderînd la Parteneriatul pentru o Guvernare Deschisa, Guvernul Republicii Moldova a semnat Declaratia pentru o Guvernare Deschisa și astfel și-a asumat o  serie de angajamente printre care și angajamentul de a face informația despre activitatea guvernului (la toate nivelele) disponibilă cetățenilor.

Prin intermediul acestei Declaratii Guvernul afirmă că “Ne angajăm să intensificam eforturile noastre de a colecta în mod sistematic și de a publica datele privind cheltuielile publice, date ce tin de performanțele pe servicii publice esențiale și activități/inițiative cheie. Ne angajăm să oferim pro-activ informații de mare valoare, inclusiv date brute, în timp util, în formate în care publicul le poate localiza cu ușurință, le poate înțelege și utiliza, precum și în formate care să faciliteze reutilizarea acestora. Ne angajăm să solicităm feedback din partea cetățenilor pentru a identifica informațiile de cea mai mare valoare pentru ei, și să răspundem la acest feedback în cea mai mare măsură posibilă”.

Guvernare Deschisa, Datele deschise, vor deveni parte a agendei de dezvoltare Post-2015 și eforturi considerabile sînt depuse pe acest segment la nivel internațional de mai mulți actori cheie sub egida ONU.  Datele deschise pot aduce schimbari pozitive și produce impact la diferite nivele:

  1. Transparența actului de Guvernare – datele deschise vor permite accesul la informație despre inițiative și programe ale guvernului, despre acțiunile funcționarilor publici, și va permite cetățenilor să influențeze, astfel, activitatea Guvernului (prin solicitare de date, oferire de feedback, etc).
  2. Implicarea cetățenilor în procesele decizionale și sporirea încrederii în Guvern – datele deschise vor produce schimbări mai ales la capitolul frecvența și intensitatea cu care cetățenii se vor implica în procesele decizionale (fie că e vorba de nivel național sau local).
  3. Eficiența și eficacitatea Guvernului  – datele deschise vor permite Guvernelor să reuseasca să implementeze mai multe actiuni cu aceleași resurse, precum și să sporeasca calitatea serviciilor publice.
  4. Colaborare – avînd datele deschise/accesibile tuturor actorilor cheie la masa de discuții sau negocieri, aceasta va contribui la responsabilități împărtășite pentru deciziile luate de toate părțile implicate.  
  5. Creștere economică  – Guvernul ar putea contribui la stimularea creșterii economice prin furnizarea de date brute pentru reutilizare care ar putea spori inovațiile, genera apariția aplicaților noi precum  și genera noi oportunități de afaceri. Aceasta ar putea contribui, de asemenea, la progrese noi în domeniul cercetare și sectorul academic.

Ceea ce ar fi relevant pentru Republica Moldova în perioada următoare (pe lîngă ceea ce este deja stabilit in Planul de Acțini pentru o Guvernare Deschisă pentru 2014) ar fi:

–                      Constituirea unei comunități puternice în domeniul datelor deschise și încurajarea colaborării dintre organizațiile societății civile atît la nivel urban cît și rural;

–                      Includerea conceptului și sarcinii ce ține de deschiderea datelor în agenda autorităților publice locale;

–                      Creșterea cererii pentru date guvernamentale deschise prin intermediul platformelor de schimb de cunoștinte, dezvoltare de capacități, etc.;

–                       Oferire de suport pentru inițiative legate de utilizarea datelor deschise pentru creare de aplicații utile  pentru cetățeni;

–                      Introducerea unui program de dezvoltare de abilitati ce tin de analiza datelor (inclusiv date deschise) cel putin in programa curriculara la nivel de gimnaziu, liceu si colegiu.

Și în final, atît Guvernul cît și societatea civilă au foarte multe de învatat impreună la capitolul date deschise. Iar Agenda pentru o Guvernare Deschisa a Republicii Moldova trebuie să continue să focuseze pe datele deschise în scopul promovării transparenței, responsabilizării sociale, inovației și dezvoltării economice și cel mai important, în scopul promovarii participării active a cetățenilor în procesele decizionale.” 

http://www.privesc.eu/Arhiva/25894/Prezentarea-actiunilor-de-deschidere-a-datelor-guvernamentale–inclusiv-lansarea-versiunii-actualizate-a-portalului-datelor-guvernamentale-deschise-da

De Veronica Crețu (Presedinte, Institutul pentru o Guvernare Deschisa, membra comitetului director al Parteneriatului pentru o Guvernare Deschisa).

Launch of the 3.0 version of Moldova’s Open Data Portal

Moldovan Government launches version 3.0 of its data.gov.md portal early next week!

The event is organized in the context of International Open Data Day – on this day, lead organizations in Open Data, organize hackathons, Open Data Days and other type of events to engage civil society representatives, developers, government representatives in identifying new ways in which data could be used. You can learn more about such events from http://opendataday.org/

In Moldova, the Government will launch the new version of the open data portal and thus, will continue raising awareness among key stakeholders, on the importance and value of open data, as well as will encourage for more data demand.

The official launch of the new data portal will take place on February 24, at 3 PM, in the meeting room of the Government’s House (Banulescu Bodoni street entrance).

The event will bring together representatives of the central public authorities, civil society, National Participation Council, private sector and academia, mass-media and development partners.

Prime Minister Leanca will talk about the importance of open data in the context of Government’s efforts to increase transparency in decision-making processes, as well as in fighting corruption.   

Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Manager in Moldova, will share views and perspectives on open data and the role data plays in bringing more transparency and accountability. The World Bank has been actively opening up data per different categories, and made useful applications based on this data, which can be accessed here: http://data.worldbank.org/apps

Participants at the event will also get familiarized with the broader international and national contexts, perspectives and opportunities and the impact Open Data by Default could have on the development processes at country level. All these shared by colleagues from E-Government Center: Stela Mocan, Irina Tisacova

The event is also going to provide space for some practical illustration on how open data is already used through visual graphs and illustrations, which make it easier for the citizenry to understand what the government does and where it fails to deliver.

Victoria Vlad of Expert Grup will share the budgetstories example http://www.budgetstories.md/, while Lucretia Ciurea of State Chancellery will share the Aid Management online platform http://public.amp.gov.md/ – recently launched by the State Chancellery.

Veronica Cretu, head of Open Government Institute and member of the steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will share about the value of open data, in the context of broader initiatives and aspirations to bring more transparency and citizen-engagement in the decision-making processes.

The Q&A part of the event will allow for interaction and sharing among participants and presenters.

Remaining confident that these efforts of the Moldovan Government will contribute to more openness, transparency and citizenry engagement in decision-making processes – at all levels (institutional, local, regional and national ones)!!!

Join us on Monday, 24th of February!!!

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“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former executive, president, and chair of Hewlett-Packard Co. 

“When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” – Robert Cailliau, Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web. 

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” Sherlock Holmes, “A Study in Scarlett” (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Source of the featured image: http://citizenibm.com/2012/01/visualization-and-open-data-in-helsinki.html

Lansarea versiunii noi a portalului date.gov.md

Stimați colegi! Vă invităm la Lansarea portalului datelor guvernamentale deschise date.gov.md versiunea 3.0 în contextul Zilei Internaţionale a Datelor Deschise, celebrate la 22 februarie la nivel internaţional 

Data şi Locul: Evenimentul va avea loc Luni, 24 februarie, ora 15.00 în sala de şedinţă a Guvernului, etajul 1, intrarea din str. Bănulescu-Bodoni.

Participanţi: Reprezentanţi ai autorităţilor publice centrale, societăţii civile, Consiliului Naţional pentru Participare, sectorului privat şi academic, partenerilor de dezvoltare şi mass media. 

Agenda Proiect 

15.00 – 15.10 Date Guvernamentale Deschise: Prezentarea contextului naţional şi internaţional

  • Date Guvernamentale Deschise în mod implicit (Open Data by Default)
  • Angajamentele RM în cadrul Parteneriatului Guvernelor Deschise

 15.10 – 15.20 Prezentarea date.gov.md versiunea 3.0  

15.20 – 15.40 Aplicaţii care utilizează date deschise pentru un proces decizional mai eficient, servicii publice de calitate şi guvernare transparentă 

BudgetStories.md, Victoria Vlad, Cercetător economic, Programul „Sectorul public: economie, finanțe, management”, Expert Grup

Public.amp.gov.md –Platforma Informaţională de Gestionare a Asistenţei Externe, Lucreţia Ciurea, Şef Direcţie, Monitorizare şi Evaluare, Cancelaria de Stat

Utilitatea datelor deschise, Veronica Creţu, Membra a comitetului director al Parteneriatului pentru o Guvernare Deschisă

15.40 – 15.45  Iurie Leancă, Prim Ministru Despre importanţa datelor deschise în contextul eforturilor Guvernului de creştere a nivelului de deschidere şi transparenţă  a procesului decizional şi luptei cu corupţia.

15.45 – 1 5.50 Abdoulaye Seck, Director de Ţară, Banca Mondială despre promovarea transparenţei şi datelor deschise

15.50 – 16.00  Întrebări şi Răspunsuri