Open Data - Open Opportunities

Why Open Data?

Open data is public, digital, machine readable, free to be reused, available to everybody for any purpose and free of charge.

State institutions are among the biggest producers and users of data. By ensuring public availability of their data in open formats, governments can increase their accountability and transparency, improve engagement, bring about citizen-driven improvements in public service delivery, and open new opportunities for data-centric business models and innovations.

Open data has been recognized worldwide as the key enabler for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and its transformative potential for governance acknowledged in global initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

What we do?

Platform Open Data – Open Opportunities is implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Office for Information Technologies and e-Government, with financial support of World Bank and UK Good Governance Fund.

The platform supports the development of an open data ecosystem in Serbia, that will enable improved public services for citizens and contribute to economic growth of the country.

Opening of the data owned by public institutions for their reuse is a strategic commitment of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and it is reflected in the Strategy for e-governance development in the Republic of Serbia for the period from 2015 to 2018 and in the Action plan for the implementation of the international initiative “Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Republic of Serbia for 2016 and 2017”. The project follows the recommendations set out in the Open Data Readiness Assessment conducted by UNDP and World Bank. On a wider scale, the project will contribute to efficient implementation of the Public Administration Reform Strategy and bring Serbia closer to the best European and global practices in the field of good governance.

The Project team will work to open up the public data, develop the knowledge and skills of government employees for data processing, create adequate legal framework, stimulate cooperation among public, private and civil sectors and support open data community building, encourage different stakeholders to use data, and support data literacy.

You may find more detailed information about the Project at the following LINK.

What we expect to achieve?

  • National Open data policy established, along with legal and institutional changes
  • Relevant and quality data are published in open format; improved data management in public institutions       
  • Data users’ community empowered and relevant open data driven solutions created; awareness raised on the importance of open data in wider community. 

Download a short summary of the project.



Estimated end date:

March 2020

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • democratic governance
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Serbia

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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