Case Study: Open Government Data in Rio de Janeiro City
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Summary

This case study of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will examine the challenges for local public sector organization in terms of agenda setting, formulation of public policy, implementation and evaluation channels/models. It is designed around six sections related to:
1. Emergence;
2. Policy Design;
3. Supply and Information Resources;
4. Users;
5. Impacts; and,
6. Final Considerations.
In the creation of this case study we undertook structured visits to the open data portals of the city, carried out interviews with staff, managers and users of open data and conducted surveys of hackathon participants of Rio de Janeiro. It is important to highlight that Rio de Janeiro has more than one open data portal, each with different objectives and datasets. This report looks at a variety of open data efforts in the city. One of the authors has also been working inside the municipality over part of the period of this research, and so findings are complemented with participant observations where relevant. This data collection was carried out between June and October 2013.

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