Open Data Strategy- Economic Drivers



Below is a collection of Open data initiatives focused on economic drivers to make a business case for an open data initiative. I sent this list to a colleague yesterday in response to a discussion on federating data between my municipality and the state government.
Denmark
This is a link to a blog posting and in the blog posting is a link to Denmark’s ROI report on cost savings since implementing Open Data- the caveat is I feel the ROI data is at a very high level (50k foot level) without breaking it down into enough specifics:

http://inferringvalue.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/open-government-data-report-on-denmarks-egovernment-strategy-2011-2015/

Australia
In 2011 ANDS (Australian National Data Service) commissioned the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University to examine the costs and benefits of public sector organizations making their data (Public Sector Information or PSI) freely available.
The study was undertaken by Professor John Houghton, a prominent economist and researcher in the 'open access' field. What characterizes this report as being different from some previous efforts, is that it is focused on the costs and benefits to the organization, the users and the wider benefits to the economy, separately, and collectively.
The report can be downloaded from the ANDS website:
http://ands.org.au/resource/cost-benefit.html

UK
I want to work on a joint white paper and I can get this out to my network of open data folks- I am starting one similar to the UK’s “Unleashing the Potential”:
http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/open-data-white-paper-and-departmental-open-data-strategies

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