Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter

This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries.

In 2013, the leaders of the G8 signed an agreement committing to advance open data in their respective countries. This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in these countries and finds substantial variation in their progress. Moving forward, countries have many opportunities to enhance their open data capabilities, such as by increasing international collaboration, better educating policymakers about the benefits of open data, and working closely with civil society on open data initiatives.

Watch Rob Atkinson discuss this report.