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Recognising the need for a high level of Cyber Security across the public sector, the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) called for the creation of a Common Cyber Security Baseline Standard across all Public Sector Bodies and for the establishment of the “CORE Network” to share best practice for cyber security across Government. This project embodies the Irish Civil Service Renewal 2030 Strategy by delivering evidence-informed policy and services, harnessing digital technology and…
Madrid Mobility 360' is a mobile application that allows citizens moving around the city and calculates the most efficient route between all modes of transport in the capital, both public and carsharing or bicycles. It includes a powerful route planner, which allows estimating current and future journey times, and provides the capacity on a specific bus. The app allows payment for various methods of transport and reports the CO2 emissions generated.
In Uganda, traditional community engagement events called ‘barazas’ have been adopted and adapted by CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative to promote meaningful participation and improve delivery. CoST Uganda initially began to use the events with a focus on infrastructure delivery in Wakiso District, outside Kampala to help to rebuild a broken relationship between residents and officials and rectify key issues on an infrastructure project.
GovTech Poland has developed world's first challenge based procurement model where the authors of the best idea receive a full implementation contract without the need for an additional cumbersome tender. With the goal of opening procurement to all creative individuals, the model covers the process from identification to implementation. A pilot run, tested in both central and local institutions has increased SME participation in procurement processes by an average of 1600% (in a sample of 250)…
The Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 had as an objective to be organized in an open and transparent manner. As a result, the Olympic Legacy initiative was created to ensure relevant and timely access to information to all local stakeholders in regards to the event and its organization. This platform brought open government tools at the heart of the development of a global sports event. It had a significant impact in terms of promoting open data, higher quality data standards, improved…
The Administration of Rome had to decide how to use about 17 million euros for public works in the territory of the VIII District for projects concerning the environment, landscape and public green spaces, sustainable mobility and accessibility, urban regeneration and infrastructure, ideas or proposals for transversal projects. The innovation concerns the decision-making approach. For the first time, city users were involved in deciding how to allocate these resources.
Launched in June 2018, Openstat Madagascar is an open data platform to highlight the "how" Government should release their data. Developed in a country where there is no Access to Information law, data available on the platform are all under Creative Commons and used as tools for Open Data advocacy program. Other national entities which want to make their data available to the public are welcome for partnership.
The NODC is a data catalog fully compliant with DCAT-AP, the European standard for dataset metadata. It is open source, developed on GitHub, and consists of other open source projects. It can be reused on various levels of government and addresses an important issue with currently available data catalog implementations not in compliace with today’s metadata standards.