Brazil Towards Government 2.0: Strategies for Adopting Open Government Data in National and Subnational Governments

  • Ricardo Matheus
  • Manuella Maia Ribeiro
  • José Carlos Vaz


Open Government Data (OGD) is a stream in which raw data is published for manipulation by others. This chapter presents the State of Art of OGD in Brazilian National, State and Municipal governments, describing benefits that OGD have been promoted on governments and society such as transparency promotion, social control and citizen participation. In addition, strategies used by governments are outlined aimed at boosting usage and the creation of chain value of OGD usage. Exploratory research is conducted by investing websites in accordance with the eight principles of OGD and the five stars of open linked data. Brazilian initiatives adopt almost all the principles of OGD and are in the third stage of a completely open linked data (three stars). Further, the strategy used by governments is the usage of citizen’s participation on contests and hackathons improving usage of OGD available by governments and created several applications for social control, transparency and better provision of public policies (transport, health, education, etc.). This work also adds an element inexistent on the literature known: strategies of dissemination and incentive of open data usage. The results indicate the existence of virtuous cycle of information when using public policy of open data is aligned with the implementation of the collection, analysis and opening data for several branches of city hall, and even that little data, but organized, can offer the possibility of citizen conduct social control, suggest improvements of the public service through studies and applications connected to processes performed by the city and local economic development.


Open government data Smart government Participative government Transparency Brazil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Matheus
    • 1
  • Manuella Maia Ribeiro
    • 2
  • José Carlos Vaz
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  2. 2.School of Business Administration of São PauloGetulio Vargas FoundationBela Vista, São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Course of Public Policy and ManagementUniversity of São PauloErmelino Matarazzo, São PauloBrazil

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