Capabilities is one of GDB’s four pillars, or areas of assessment, and it was examined as a core module given its foundational importance across all aspects of data activity.
Having data available or having the right rules in place for governing data will not lead to significant public good if a country lacks the capability to create, manage, and use data effectively. Capabilities involve having the opportunity to do something of value and relate to issues of access, skills, infrastructure, institutions, and intermediaries.
Many of the capability indicators within the Barometer will draw on secondary data, although a number of primary indicators are also included.
The methodology and data collection processes of this first pilot edition of the Global Data Barometer will be assessed and reviewed for the next edition.
Data analysis does not necessarily represent the views, positions or opinions of the individual partner organizations, and any errors or omissions are the sole responsibility of the Global Data Barometer project.