In Bosnia and Herzegovina there is no policy regulating proactive transparency, open data nor their use for commercial and non-commercial purpose. At the same time, public institutions collect and produce huge amount of data which could be of social and economic benefit.
Policy Brief Open public data in Bosnia and Herzegovina: From idea to realization contains number of recommendations for improving policy and practice in the field of open data in BiH.
Some of the main problems in this field are non-defined jurisdiction for policy making, technical support to initiatives for open data and legal protection. There is a need of portals for presenting open data which would make it easier for users to access it.
Author Nermina Voloder, Junior Researcher at Center for Social Research Analitika made six recommendations for the improvements that are needed in this field.
Policy brief in local languages can be downloaded HERE.
Publication of this policy brief is funded by the United Kingdom Government. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Kingdom Government.