Pakistan's Government Data Portals in the age of Open Data (PB - 49)

Pakistan's Government Data Portals in the age of Open Data (PB - 49)

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  • Friday | 04 Mar, 2016
  • Rana Junaid Zahid, Irfan Ahmad Chatha, Sheheryar Haq, Waqas Imran
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Junaid Zahid, Irfan Ahmad Chatha, Sheheryar Haq and Waqas Imran
 
Introduction:
 
Education plays a significant role in producing skilled and educated manpower that leads the economy towards the path of sustainable economic development (Memon 2007). Like many other developing countries, the situation of education sector in Pakistan is not very encouraging – primarily due to ineffective and ill-planning and limited availability of consistent and reliable data in the sector. 
 
This policy brief aims to conduct a comparative analysis of the National and Provincial Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) mainly through the lens of open data concepts – availability of data, quality of the data available, no copyright restrictions and no license fees for data is vital for monitoring and evaluation of government decisions in education and other social sectors (Maude 2012). It also ranks the five EMIS - one national and four provincial – upon the basis of their scores in the evaluation criteria for web portals.