The World Bank's Open Government Data Working Group has developed an 'Open Data Readiness Assessment' (ODRA) methodological tool for conducting an action-oriented assessment of the readiness of a government - or even an individual agency - to evaluate, design and implement an open data initiative. The tool is added to the Open Government Data Toolkit and is made freely available for others to adapt and use.

New in Version 3: the latest version of the ODRA has been re-organized and improved to make it easier to understand and use. The ODRA now consists of two documents: the User Guide and the Methodology.

Download the ODRA

Recent Assessments

A joint team of experts representing the regional government and the World Bank has performed an open data readiness assessment for the Government of Ulyanovsk Oblast in the Russian Federation. Download the full report here.

Officials from the World Bank and the Caribbean Open Institute have carried out an Open Data Readiness Assessment in Antigua and Barbuda. Overall the assessment found that Antigua and Barbuda is in a position to move forward quickly with an Open Data initiative. Read the full report here.

Peru (June/July 2013): The Spanish version of the ODRA report can be accessed here.

Dominican Republic (April/May 2014): The Spanish version of the ODRA report can be accessed here.

Other Resources

Unofficial translations of the ODRA methodology can be found here:

Previous versions of the ODRA are here:

You can also watch a briefing on the methodology delivered on March 1, 2013 by Andrew Stott and Jeff Kaplan, who are the main authors of the tool. The recorded session can be watched at the following link mms:// A copy of the presentation is available here.

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