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Open government data is one of the most successful civic tech movements, with many of the world's countries, cities, and other regional governance bodies participating by making data available. Encouraging governments to publish valuable data in a clean, understandable, and timely manner is part of this work.

Suggested resources: Global Data Barometer - "A multi-dimensional and multi-layered study that assessed the state of data for public good in 109 countries. An expert survey was conducted from May 2019 – May 2021 to create a new global benchmark that looks at data governance, capability, availability, and use and impact of data for public good."

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GovInfo is free U.S. Government information for all. GovInfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch.

Data of New York

@nycdatabot is a Twitter bot that lets you explore the city of New York through data.

Data Foundation

Improving government, business, and society through open data and evidence-informed public policy

Datum Awards

Nominees are individuals who are champions for the use of data in evidence-based decision-making, transparency, and accountability.

Sinar Project

Sinar Project is a civic tech initiative using open technology, open data and policy analysis to systematically make important information public and more accessible to the Malaysian people. It aims to improve governance and encourage greater citizen involvement in the public affairs of the nation by making Parliament and Malaysian Government more open, transparent and accountable.

Do-it-Yourself Open Data Toolkit

The Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Open Data Toolkit is an instructional manual that provides a step-by-step guide on how to develop your open data initiative. It brings together training materials, best practices, tools and resources to help you prepare for and implement an open data project.

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