Open Government Data Ecosystems: Linking Transparency for Innovation with Transparency for Participation and Accountability

  title={Open Government Data Ecosystems: Linking Transparency for Innovation with Transparency for Participation and Accountability},
  author={Luigi Reggi and Sharon S. Dawes},
The rhetoric of open government data (OGD) promises that data transparency will lead to multiple public benefits: economic and social innovation, civic participation, public-private collaboration, and public accountability. In reality much less has been accomplished in practice than advocates have hoped. OGD research to address this gap tends to fall into two streams – one that focuses on data publication and re-use for purposes of innovation, and one that views publication as a stimulus for… 
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