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7 Ways to Maximize Impact from Open Government Data: Lessons from France

Published: 20 August 2018

ID: G00355795

Analyst(s): Arthur Mickoleit


Many public-sector organizations pursue open data strategies and initiatives, but only few report tangible returns. Seven factors stand out from the French government's open data success. CIOs can replicate these factors to maximize open government data impact.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure Top-Down Support and Sponsorship to Pierce Through Data Silos
  • Highlight Vision and Narrative, Not Just Bureaucracy and Rules
  • Leverage Legislation Where Necessary to Drive Open Data
  • Build Quick Wins First Before Scaling for Larger Impact
  • Focus Your Efforts on Platforms, Not Portals
  • Prove Impact Through Solid Evidence
  • Leverage and Shape Related International Developments

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