The Open Data Barometer is a companion study to the 2013 Web Index. The Web Index is a multidimensional measure of the Web’s use, utility and impact. The Open Data Barometer focuses in on the context, availability and emerging impacts of Open Government Data (OGD). The Barometer will be constructed by combining secondary data from reputable international organizations with original survey data generated by expert researchers and reviewers.
The Barometer is designed to provide a clear and comparable analysis of the macro-level context for open data, the availability of open data, and emerging impacts of open data, across the world. It will support advocates, researchers and policy makers to better understand the development of open data globally, and will contribute to a growing evidence base on open government data.