OGP Open Data Working Group - Work Plan 2016

The Working Group will conduct its activities within five work streams:

  • Action Plan Review
  • Peer Learning
  • Community Building
  • Outreach
  • Implementation

 

1. Action Plan Review

Leads: TBD

Objective:      

  • To outline a clear process and guidelines supporting OGP member governments who wish to receive expert feedback on prospective open data commitments in advance of the publication of National Action Plans

Deliverables:

1

Provide Action Plan review upon request by OGP member governments. Review draft Action Plans and offer SMART feedback on prospective open data commitments. The goal of this work stream will be to have the WG review 10 Action Plans during 2015

Through 2016

2

Publish all feedback provided on Action Plans reviewed. Feedback will only be published after publication of the requesting government’s final Action Plan, and may be withheld at the request of the government

Through 2016

3

Develop guidelines to incorporate Open Data Charter principles into considerations for Action Plan review

February 2016

4

Develop and publish guidelines, including recommended timelines, for OGP member governments to submit Action Plans for review of open data commitments

April 2016

5

Develop communications plan and communications materials to ensure OGP member governments are informed of process for and benefits of Action Plan review

June 2016

6

Develop guidelines for allowing OGP countries to request WG review of existing open data policies and initiatives

November 2016

 

2. Peer Learning

Leads: TBD

Objective:

  • To provide support, space, and resources to facilitate peer learning and exchange of information, lessons learned, and good practices

​​Deliverables:

1

Form the OD WG’s first Peer Learning Network

November 2015

2

Work with PLN members to develop Terms of Reference as well as list of potential resources and activities that could support effective peer learning and exchange through OD WG PLN

February 2016

3

Develop guidance on potential partnerships between PLNs and interested civil society organizations

September 2016

4

Conduct at least 3 calls between PLN members and OD WG co-anchors or Steering Committee

October 2016

5

Form at least one additional Peer Learning Network

October 2016

 

3. Community Building

Leads: TBD

Objective:

  • To explore and identify opportunities for the OD WG to collaborate with partners within and outside the OGP to provide a space for the debate and discussion of important and emerging issues in the domain of open data

 ​​Deliverables:

1

In consultation with the OGP Peer Learning Subcommittee, establish clear guidelines and action plan for engagement with governments and organizations outside the OGP

September 2016

2

Consult with co-anchors of all OGP Working Groups to identify opportunities for increased collaboration, including potentially co-planning workshops or other events

May 2016

3

Connect with individual experts in the field of open data with a view to organizing workshops and other events that provide space for discussion and debate on current and emerging open data issues

October 2016

4

Host at least 1 OGP webinar on open data

December 2016

 

4. Outreach

Leads: TBD

Objective:

  • To expand the membership of the Open Data Working Group and increase awareness of the Working Group and its activities

Deliverables: 

1

Conduct targeted and general outreach to OGP member governments and organizations to expand WG membership

March 2016

2

Develop communications plan to promote the work of the OD WG through blog posts, emails to WG, and targeted consultations with OGP member governments and organizations

May 2016

3

Review organization of OD WG website, including Resource page

August 2016

4

Circulate to OD WG members a monthly bulletin outlining work accomplished by co-anchors and Steering Committee

November 2016

 

5. Implementation

Leads: TBD

Objective:

  • To support the development of enabling resources to support and encourage governments in the implementation of new or expanded open data initiatives

Deliverables: 

1

Establish clear guidelines for collaboration between the OD WG and relevant Charter Working Groups

March 2016

2

Establish process for OD WG members to provide support for the development of Charter Resource Centre elements, including definitions, annotated principles, list of experts, sample policies, etc.

July 2016

3

Engage with OGP on potential review and revision of Open Gov Guide elements focused on open data

September 2016

 

2016 Work Plan

Objectives

  • Support governments in implementing their open data commitments and developing more ambitious action plans.
  • Support CSOs in committed countries by strengthening their capacity to implement open data initiatives and encouraging collaboration between CSOs and governments.
  • Provide a forum for peer-to-peer sharing and learning on open data initiatives among members.
  • Offer participants access to experiences, best practices, tools, and technical and legal expertise on open data issues.
  • Help identify technical assistance and partnership opportunities on open data and on related issues (e.g. access to information, fiscal transparency, open data licences, etc.)
  • Increase awareness of open government data issues across the OGP.

Meetings

  • The co-anchors are responsible for organizing one annual face-to-face meeting of the Steering Committee and a minimum of three virtual meetings per year. The co-anchors may call additional meetings as needed. Target: bi-monthly (or more frequent as needed) teleconferences.
  • The virtual meetings may include webinars for the working group as whole, as a way of demonstrating progress and gaining input. The large size and geographic diversity of the working group lends itself to taking advantage of collaborative on-line venues and tools to accomplish many of its tasks.
  • In October 2016, the Government of Spain, in co-operation with the OD4D Network, the World Bank, and other private and public partners is planning to hold the fourth International Open Data Conference in Madrid. The conference will act as this year’s venue for a working group meeting.
  • Participation of the group’s co-anchors or Steering Committee members at planned OGP regional meetings is also possible.

Governance

  • Terms of Reference document was presented during Webinar on January 16, 2014
  • Terms of Reference document was updated and posted to the OD WG website February, 2015.
  • Terms of Reference document was updated and posted to the OD WG website December, 2015

 

Co-anchors

  • Stephen Walker, Senior Director, Open Government and Information Management, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
  • José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation and Member, Global Open Data Initiative

Steering Committee

Region

Government

Civil Society

OGP Chair

South Africa (tbc)

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Next OGP Chair

Mexico (Ania Calderon)

Vacant

North America

United States (Marion Royal, Hyon)

John Wonderlich [Sunlight Foundation], USA

Latin America

Argentina (Maria Sol Tischik)

Lelio DiGeronimo / Fabrizio Scrollini [Fundación Avina], Brazil

Western Europe

United Kingdom (Antonio Acuna)

Daniel Dietrich [OKFN Germany], Germany

Eastern Europe

 Moldova (Livia Turcanu / Oxana Casu)

Vacant

Africa

Vacant

Al Kags [The Open Institute], Kenya

Asia

Philippines (Edwin Lacierda / Gabe Baleos)

Ilham Cendekia, [Sinergantara], Indonesia

Oceania

Vacant

Vacant

Multilateral / International

Barbara Ubaldi [OECD], Andrew Clarke (Omidyar Network)

 

Budget

The OGP Support Unit has indicated that resources are available to support working group activities. The best use of these funds would be to:

Help support travel of Steering Committee members to OGP regional meetings;
Help underwrite the cost of translation of working group documents into other languages; and
Provide and support a platform for online collaboration and publication of draft materials.

A provisional budget for 2016 is outlined below. The amounts and items described are subject to change based on priorities set and decisions taken by the OD WG Steering Committee and co-anchors.

Item Cost/Unit Units Total Notes

IODC 2016 SC Meeting

$2,300 

5

$11,500 

Support travel for SC members to attend meeting

OGP Regional meeting EU

$2,300 

1

$2,300 

Support travel to ensure OD WG presence at meeting (potential workshop)

OGP Regional meeting Americas

$2,300 

2

$4,600 

Support travel to ensure OD WG presence at meeting (potential workshop)

OGP Regional meeting Africa

$2,300 

2

$4,600 

Support travel to ensure OD WG presence at meeting (potential workshop)

Misc. communications materials and support

$2,000 

1

$2,000 

Design and development of communications materials (e.g. reports or leaflets) in support of work stream deliverables

     

$25,000 

 

 

(Work Plan updated December 2015. Archived Work Plans available here)

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