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Development of an Open Data Portal (RS0021)



Action Plan: Serbia Second National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: MPALSG - eGovernment Directorate

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government; UNDP, Working Group on Open Data, Human Resource Management Service-Activity 4

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018, Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Major Major

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



THEME: Development of an Open Data Portal; COMMITMENT 8: Development of an Open Data Portal; Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: To date, Serbia has completed a feasibility study for open data, held a hackathon based on the first open data sets and commissioned a website containing open data and previously unavailable documents. Further coordinated efforts to open data will require a recognisable, unified state-of-the-art software solution to be published for an Open Data Portal. Main objective: The aim is to publish an Open Data Portal where all institutions would open their data sets and which would provide a recognisable setting for open data users. Brief description of commitment (140-character limit): To prepare for the development of the Portal, we will conduct a needs analysis, examine positive experiences with existing Portals and develop technical specifications for the software. Based on the results of this exercise, a software solution will be developed in line with good global practice in terms of technology, which will be upgradeable and will ensure active participation of the open data user community. The next step would be to publish all existing data sets that have been opened to date on the Portal and to train users to ensure sound and comprehensive disclosure of available data. The Portal would also include open data metaregistries. After that, the Portal would be promoted and other categories of open data users would be trained to use it. The portal would provide links to other open data portals published by individual authorities. OGP challenge addressed by the commitment: Strengthening public integrity; Relevance: An Open Data Portal would enable public administration to publish data about its work and would thus increase transparency and citizen awareness, while also providing opportunities for developing applications which could potentially, in addition to providing improved services to citizens, also contribute to economic development and development of small and medium-sized enterprises. Accessible and comprehensible open data enable civic participation in the work of public administration and provide opportunities for technological innovation and development of highly useful applications and services. Open data portals bring budget savings because the administration has no need to spend budget resources to develop services and applications for open data sets, which increases the efficiency of its work. Ambition: The Open Data Portal should be a software solution developed with the generally accepted technological standards for this type of portals. It would publish open data sets of public administration bodies, links to open data subportals, visualisations and a search functionality. This would enable the use of data for analyses and drawing of conclusions based on big data. Users of the Portal will include citizens, public administration employees, the civil society, the academic community, the IT community, businesses and the media.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For Commitment details, please see Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 (Year 1).

IRM End of Term Status Summary

For commitment details, see Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018.


  1. Increasing Transparency and Participation in Parliament

    RS0042, 2018, Civic Space

  2. Publishing Budget Law

    RS0028, 2018, E-Government

  3. e-Calendar for Financing Civil Society

    RS0029, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  4. Publish Data on Environmental Protection Funds

    RS0030, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Opening Data for Public Calls for Media Development

    RS0031, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Open Data Reports on CSOs

    RS0032, 2018, Access to Information

  7. Amending Media Registration Bylaws

    RS0033, 2018, E-Government

  8. Assistance with and Monitoring of Adoption of LAP

    RS0034, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  9. Updating of Electoral Roll

    RS0035, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  10. ePaper

    RS0036, 2018, E-Government

  11. e-Notice Board

    RS0037, 2018, E-Government

  12. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0038, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Access to Information Law

    RS0039, 2018, Access to Information

  14. Cooperation with CSOs on Regulations

    RS0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. E-Civic Engagement

    RS0041, 2018, E-Government

  16. Develop a Model of Job Description or Part of Job Description of an Officer Responsible for Cooperation with Civil Society in Local Administration

    RS0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Organise Trainings for Public Administration Officers in Connection with the Application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0015, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Organise Trainings for CSO in Connection with Application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0016, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Improve the System for Collecting Initiatives from Citizens and Businesses

    RS0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Introducing Standards for Civic Participation in the Public Policy Management System

    RS0018, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0019, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0020, 2016, Access to Information

  23. Development of an Open Data Portal

    RS0021, 2016, Access to Information

  24. Draft a Bylaw Based on the Guidelines for Evaluation of Websites

    RS0022, 2016, Access to Information

  25. Improve the Institute of Public Hearing in the Drafting of Laws

    RS0023, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  26. Development of a Uniform Methodology for Planning, Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Programmes and Projects Implemented by Civil Society Organisations and Monitoring the Spending of Allocated Funds

    RS0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Amend the Regulation on Funds to Support Programmes or Missing Amount of Funds for Programmes of Public Interest Implemented by Associations

    RS0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Enactment of a Law on Electronic Documents, Electronic Identification and Trusted Services in Electronic Business

    RS0026, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Establish a Single Public Register of Administrative Procedures and Other Conditions for Pursuing a Business Activity

    RS0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  30. Transparency in Monitoring Budget Expenditures

    RS0001, 2014, Capacity Building

  31. Law on Financing Political Activities

    RS0002, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  32. Transparent Public Procurement Procedures

    RS0003, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  33. Transparent Financing of Civil Society Organizations

    RS0004, 2014, Civic Space

  34. Extending and Clarifying Responsibilities of the Anti-Corruption Agency

    RS0005, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  35. Whistleblower Protection Trainings and Campaigns

    RS0006, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  36. Draft Law Regulating Inspections in Public Administration

    RS0007, 2014,

  37. e-Governmental Portal Awareness and Mobile Application

    RS0008, 2014, E-Government

  38. Starred commitment Public Administration Website Harmonization and Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0009, 2014, Access to Information

  39. New Technologies to Improve Citizen Services

    RS0010, 2014, E-Government

  40. Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations in Public Policymaking

    RS0011, 2014, Civic Space

  41. Citizen Participation in Local Government Affairs

    RS0012, 2014, Public Participation

  42. Civil Society Participation in Monitoring the Public Administration (PAR) Strategy

    RS0013, 2014, Public Participation

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