The State of Open Government Data in Dutch Municipalities: Transparency, Accountability & Innovation


  • Marlon van Dijk Maastricht University



Open Government Data, Transparency, Local Governance


This MaRBLe projects focusses on Open Government Data (OGD) in Dutch municipalities. This is government published data that available for anyone to use and reuse without any restrictions and no costs. This type of information is not just published with the aim of enhancing government transparency but is supposed to have positive outcomes on innovation as well. Through interviews with relevant stakeholders in the OGD publication process, such as Dutch municipalities and NGOs, this paper identifies which problems have hampered the potential benefits of OGD from not being fully realized yet. It concludes that in each phase of the publication process there are various problems that obstruct the effective usage of OGD.  


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