Open Data Policies: Lessons Learned from Indonesia

This project paper is dedicated to the phenomenon of open government, an emerging research theme and a development within the digital government practice domain. Information and communication technologies play an important role in open government, as they are used for provision of information or data and for support of participatory processes. Transparency, accountability, participation and collaboration are considered the pillars of open government. To date open government has been largely driven by and focused on information provision and the transparency pillar. It is far less clear how to achieve participation (and collaboration) in the framework of open government. This research aims to address this gap and sets out to identify the challenges to implementation of participation in the open government perspective. This problem is investigated on the basis of two countries – the open government data initiatives in two countries (Indonesia and The Philippines).