OPEN DATA INVENTORY (ODIN)
ODIN assesses the coverage and openness of official statistics to identify gaps, promote open data policies, improve access, and encourage dialogue between national statistical offices (NSOs) and data users. Scores allow comparisons across topics and countries. In 2015, 125 countries were assessed.
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DATA & METHODOLOGY
Data available on NSO websites are assessed on ten elements of coverage and openness. Coverage scores are based on the availability of key indicators and appropriate disaggregation’s over time and for geographic subdivisions. Openness scores are based on whether data can be downloaded in machine-readable and non-proprietary formats, can be selected by users, are accompanied by metadata, and are free to use and reuse. One point is received for fully satisfying the criteria for each element; one-half point for partially satisfying them; and zero if the criteria are not satisfied or data are entirely missing.
The 20 data categories are grouped into three major categories: social, economic, and environmental statistics. Social statistics include population, health, education, gender, and poverty. Economic statistics include national accounts, labor, price indexes, government finance, money and banking, trade, and balance of payments. Environmental statistics include land use, resource use, energy use, pollution, and the built environment. Each category is scored on the elements of coverage and openness described above.
For more information on methods see ODIN Methodology.