Each year, governments make data available in an open format. Open Knowledge International's Open Data Survey tool tracks whether this data is actually released in a way that is accessible to citizens, media and civil society and is unique in crowd-sourcing its survey of open data releases around the world. For example, each year the open data community and the Open Knowledge Network produces the Global Open Data Index , an annual ranking of countries, peer reviewed by local open data experts.
This research makes use of the Open Data Survey to gather information about the openness of 14 key data categories in 30 African countries. This information will provide the basis for our partners at the United Nations Development Programme to analyse the findings and provide insights in the second edition of the Africa Data Revolution Report.