What's New in Civic Tech: U.S. Drops in Worldwide Open Data Rankings
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"The United States has fallen from second to fourth this year in a ranking of publishing and open data use for accountability, innovation and social impact, as determined by the Open Data Barometer, a creation of the World Wide Web Foundation.
This year’s info was released through the site on May 23, marking the fourth edition of the barometer. It measures how the governments of 115 countries used open data for the aforementioned reasons in 2016. While the United States’ overall score of 82 was up ever so slightly from last year’s tally of 81.89, the nation’s ranking for readiness dropped from 97 to 96, and its implementation total went from 76 to 71."