GOALS OF THE SURVEY:
Many organizations have expended significant effort to provide open data about their activities and finances; this study will help inform the continued practical growth of open data initiatives and better tailor data products and services for greater impact.
This survey is being conducted by the World Bank Open Finances (https://finances.worldbank.org) and the World Bank Institute's Open Government (www.open-contracting.org ) teams to better understand the demand for open data with a focus on financial information. Specifically, we are seeking to understand the gap between supply and demand of information and to discover open data use cases with implications for an international development context. The results of the survey will also be used to design an offline open data feedback pilot.
Ultimately, we hope the findings from the survey and pilots will increase understanding for both publishers and users and inform activities that will result in more relevant, accessible, and widely-used data.
For the purposes of this survey, "open data" is defined as data that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed by anyone.
"Open financial data" refers to open data that is related to the financing and delivery of public goods, works, and services, including procurement and contracting.
All information collected by this survey (excluding e-mail and name) will be made available through a regularly refreshed interactive dataset and blog updates. Analysis and findings will be shared in a white paper. The resulting data points, analysis, and writeup from this study will be shared under an open license. Free text responses will also be shared, so please self-edit as necessary and exclude personally identifying information.
EXPECTED TIME TO COMPLETE SURVEY:
Estimated to be 5-10 minutes
CROWD-PUSHING THE SURVEY:
We would appreciate your help in forwarding this survey to relevant individuals, organizations, and communities. Please feel free to share the survey link (bit.ly/OpenDataDemand) through blogs, tweets (#OpenDataDemand), and embeds so that as many interested people have the opportunity to respond. The survey will be open until June 30, 2013. Thank you!
CONFIDENTIALITY & VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION
Participation in this study is voluntary. Responses will not be attributed to individuals in the analysis of the survey. However, respondents who indicate willingness to provide more in-depth feedback may be contacted for a brief follow-up interview.