[Summary: Data and analysis on ‘data for the public good’ across 109 countries.]
I was involved in setting up the Barometer project back in 2019/2020, and had the privilege of coming back into the project in December to work on the final report.
I’ve written up a bit more background and reflection in this twitter thread:
The Global @databarometer data and report were just launched, providing new insight into the state of data governance, capabilities, availability and use & impact across 109 countries. You can find the report and data at https://t.co/HlmkmVOo1a #databarometer pic.twitter.com/dGp1pX5TWp
— Tim Davies (@timdavies) May 11, 2022
It’s already encouraging to see all the places the Barometer findings and data are being picked up, and whilst getting the report out feels like the finish line for, what has been, both marathon and sprint for the team – having the data out there for further analysis also feels like the starting line for lots of deeper research and exploration.
In particular, it feels like debates about ‘data for the public good’ have been developing at pace in parallel to the Barometer’s data collection, and I’m keen to see both how the Barometer data can contribute to those debates, and what future editions of the project might need to learn from the way in which data governance debates are shaping up in 2022.