Corporate report

Open data strategy

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

How DWP uses transparency and open data to improve its services and accountability.

Documents

DWP: Progress update against the Open Data Strategy

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DWP: Changes to the department’s Open Data Strategy – December 2013

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DWP: Summary of transparency and open data commitments cleared at November 2013

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DWP: Information strategy

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Detail

We have changed our Open Data Strategy. It incorporates new cross-government measures from the Cabinet Office publication of the National Information Infrastructure and related Dataset Inventories.

The Strategy builds on the commitments outlined in the department’s original strategy published in June 2012 and summarises our important activities and data releases planned over the next 2 years.

The strategy is split into the following important sections:

  • The story so far – summary of the department’s transparency/open data achievements so far
  • Engaging with important stakeholders and data users – explains how we are increasingly engaging with a wide range of data users to help inform them of the demand for our data and the priority they attach for the timing of its release
  • Transparency/open dataset commitments – sets out our contribution to the government’s National Information Infrastructure and our planned new open data releases over the next 2 years
  • Wider transparency activities – outlines our wider transparency activities including growth review updates and cross-government data sharing activities to support wider welfare reform
  • Routine publications – we will continue to update and publish our routine publications as part of the cross-government transparency commitments

We publish updates every 6 months on how we are meeting our commitments in the open data strategy.

Our information strategy draws on a common set of information principles designed to help the public sector become increasingly aligned in using and managing information. Principle 6 supports greater openness of data and a commitment to transparency.

We’ve published more information about transparency and open data, including case studies.