Russia ranked 25th in this year's Open Data Barometer ranking

12 july 2017

The Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast started publishing open data on the Open Data Portal of the Russian Federation for the first time. This was published by experts of the Analytical Center in the Rating of Publications by Public Authorities in the open data format for the second quarter of 2017.

Experts note that the total number of subjects of the Russian Federation participating in the rating has increased to 73, and the number of views of datasets has exceeded 2.5 million units. According to the experts, despite Russia's lagging behind the G7 countries in terms of the total number of published datasets, the country is, as for the quality of datasets, among the leaders as it has three stars in a 5-star maturity model for open data.

The top 5 leaders did not change during the quarter. The Federal Statistics Service is the leader in the number of sets published during the entire monitoring period. The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation increased the number of publications by 31 units for the quarter.

Experts say that, according to the results of Q1 2017, only the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations has 100% up-to-date data sets. No FASO sets have been negatively rated, since the agency started publishing their data from the second quarter of 2017. The Federal Water Resources Agency is the next federal executive body with the least negative user ratings. However, the demand for the agency's datasets is relatively low: downloaded sets amount to 12.5%.

The demand for the sets, estimated through the total number of downloads, showed that the top three agencies are the Federal Taxation Service of Russia, the Federal Statistics Service and the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance. And the Federal Taxation Service rose to the 1st from the 19th place in Q2 2017, experts say.

Russia rose to the 25th from the 41st place in another edition of the Open Data Barometer ranking which assesses how governments share open data and what the socio-economic impact is.

For your information, the rating provides an analysis of the executive authorities on the publication of open data sets, based on the information posted on the Russian Federation Open Data Portal on July 3, 2017. Executive authorities were rated using a methodology developed by the Analytical Center.

For more see the open data publishing rating of public authorities for the second quarter of 2017.