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Local Government Open Data (LGOD) Initiatives: Analysis of Trends and Similarities Among Early Adopters

  • Eric Afful-DadzieEmail author
  • Anthony Afful-Dadzie
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 527)

Abstract

This paper focuses on developments of open government data (OGD) at city, municipal, county, federal state, regional and provincial levels around the world. This is in line with recent OGD trends where local government authorities, especially in developed countries, are launching separate OGD web portals to complement central governments’ efforts at liberating public data. Focusing on early LGOD adopters, an inventory audit of contents and functionalities in use at LGOD web portals was conducted. The data generated was analyzed for trends and (dis)similarities among early LGOD adopters. The results of the study points to a general sense of heterogeneity among LGODs across the world in terms of adherence to OGD web publishing standards. There is also a lack of uniformity in terms of OGD web portal functionalities and contents even among local government authorities within a same country.

Keywords

Open government data (OGD) Local government open data (LGOD) Open data Early adopters Clustering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OMIS DepartmentUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolAccraGhana

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