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By Beth Noveck, GovLab

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Measuring the Open Data Economy

A new ebook by Dinand Tinholt of Capgemini Consulting called The Open Data Economy: Unlocking Economic Value by Opening Government and Public Data attempts to measure the return of investment behind open data initiatives. In Tinholt’s view, “political support, breadth and refresh rate of data released, the ease in sourcing data and participation from user […]

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What is Governance? And How to Measure It?

Francis Fukuyama released a new paper titled “What is Governance?” for the Center for Global Development as part of an effort to “better measure governance.” Before governance can be improved, however, Fukuyama suggests that a better conceptualization of what constitutes good governance must be developed. Not only does good governance need to be more clearly […]

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Sunday Readings on Open Gov

From today’s New York Times: Adam Davidson on whether happiness is an adequate metric for government’s performance in Money Changes Everything: “So much debate over government policy is based on economic statistics that come out of the market. But the goal of government is not just to maximize revenue. It’s also to make citizens better off. […]

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Lack of meaningful metrics and evaluation limits the effectiveness of civic engagement

“A critical analysis of EU-funded eParticipation,” a piece written by Pedro Prieto-Martín from the book The e-(R)evolution will not be funded by Prieto-Martín, Luis de Marcos and Jose Javier Martínez, lists a number of problems with government-sponsored eParticipation programs and provides recommendations for creating digital spaces that allow for more meaningful and relevant collaboration among citizens. […]

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Big Data, Social Media and the Information Economy: Three Quotes to Reflect Upon

 “Only 3% of potentially useful data is tagged, and even less is analyzed.” —According to IDC, in a report that argues the biggest challenge related to Big Data is the prevalence of unstructured data, which makes metadata tagging more labor-intensive and time-consuming.

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