Data as Potential: Towards Open Data Policies in BiH

July 2, 2014

Publisher:analitika_center_for_social_research_sarajevo_bosnia_and_herzegovina_articlethumbnail_medium Center for Social Research Analitika, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The numerous advantages of opening public data – economic development and innovation, improvement of transparency and efficiency of public institutions – should be reason enough for public institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina to invest more effort in this realm and to develop comprehensive policies for opening up data, according to this Center for Social Research Analitika policy brief.

In order to avoid that BiH seriously falls behind in the area of proactive disclosure of public data, which could bear a negative effect for all sectors of the society, it is necessary to initiate a wider public debate on the need to open up government data,” Analitika said. The paper also offers a list of recommendations to help create a culture of open data in BiH.

The paper was published as part of Advocacy for Open Government, an EU-funded PASOS project to encourage governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia to become more transparent.

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