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Readiness Assessment Tool

Readiness Assessment Tool

The World Bank’s Open Government Data Working Group developed an Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) methodological tool that can be used to conduct an action-oriented assessment of the readiness of a government or individual agency to evaluate, design and implement an Open Data initiative. As part of the Open Government Data Toolkit, this tool is freely available for others to adapt and use.

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high priority datasets

New in Version 3: 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. Version 3.1 is a minor update that includes additional guidance for the legal/policy section and corrects some minor errors, but does not include any methodological changes.

Download the ODRA

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Available Assessments

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Request the World Bank to perform a readiness assessment

Other Resources

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You can watch a briefing (requires Windows Media Player) delivered on March 1, 2013 by Andrew Stott and Jeff Kaplan, the primary authors of the ODRA methodology. Their presentation is available here.

Previous ODRA Versions

(English only)

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