IMPLEMENTATION OF OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA IN ASIAN COUNTRIES: A REVIEW
Keywords:Open Data, Open Government, Open Government Data, OGD, Implementation, Asian Countries
Open Government Data (OGD) is data gathered and processed by public sector or government agencies and made available to the public via a web portal. Many countries have implemented OGD in order to promote economic growth and social development (e.g., the UK, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands, etc.). The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of OGD in a few Asian countries based on previous research, in order to understand the challenges and experiences of OGD implementation in these countries. Analysis was done on the relevant literature and online resources. The findings indicate that there are many benefits gained from the OGD implementation, at the same time there are challenges that need to be overcome before realizing these benefits. Additionally, it was found that there are several factors that contribute towards successful OGD implementation in those selected countries. Another finding is that there is not many past research related to OGD implementation in Asian countries, hence it can be concluded that OGD research in this region is still at infancy.