The Open Data Barometer, a global measure of how governments are publishing and using open data, says in its most recent survey that "Georgia has made significant strides, jumping 20 places to become a top five regional champion.”
It has fully open education, crime, environment, and budget data, and has robust data protection and detailed Right to Information and Freedom of Information laws.
The government has also increased support for open data innovation and training. The impact of open data on accountability and transparency has also increased,” the survey reads.
This regional snapshot of the Open Data Barometer covered 18 countries in the Western Balkans, South Caucasus, Western Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia.
The survey added that many countries in the region "are not yet unlocking benefits from broader open data initiatives.”
Produced by the World Wide Web Foundation as a collaborative work of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network and with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world.
It analyses global trends, and provides comparative data on countries and regions using an in-depth methodology that combines contextual data, technical assessments and secondary indicators.
The Barometer ranks governments on: