In what areas are open policies implemented most and least often? Which countries are the leaders in the implementation of open policies and which are delaying this process? We present the Global Open Policy Report prepared by the Open Policy Network. 

Global Open Policy Report

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The first-of-its-kind report

It is the first report that presents such a cross-sectoral overview of the development of open policies in the world – it not only shows trends in the development of these policies but also best practices.

The analysis covers 38 countries across all continents. It is based on the Open Policy Index, which covers four areas: research, education, information and heritage. This is a novelty because thus far this types of analyses covered only one area.

Open Policy Index measures the impact of open policies in two dimensions:
• their strength and scope;
• the level of implementation of these policies.

Leaders and Delayed

Based on this index, the surveyed countries were grouped in terms of the development of open policies into one of three categories: Leaders, Mid-way, and Delayed.

The highest ranking were: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, France, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Tanzania and Uruguay. The analysis also shows that the open policies are most commonly introduced in the sector of data and the least in heritage sector. However, it should be emphasized that this is only the pilot use of the index. As Alek Tarkowski, who is one of the leaders of the project, says: „The Open Policy Index is the first measurement tool that aims at cross-sector comparison of policies, at global scale. The 2016 edition is a prototype which we will be developing further in coming years. We would like to double the number of indexed countries to cover all those in which Creative Commons is active.”

Information about the report can also be found on the Creative Commons website