Publishing information in the open data format in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry is not such a fast process – Andrii Bilous

07 November 2018

According to the experience of data audit in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, the organization of collecting and disclosing information in the open data format is not so fast. This was announced during a discussion devoted to new tools for disclosing information in the energy sector, DiXi Group Think Tank expert Andrii Bilous said.

According to him, this process significantly is slowed down by the traditional Ukrainian bureaucracy, as well as the low level of knowledge of specialists at the local level concerning the requirements of the format, in particular, the structuring of data.

“However, despite the difficulties, there is still a progress and, as of now, the Ministry regularly updates information on 26 data sets on a unified Open Data Portal,” Andrii Bilous said.

The discussion took place within the framework of the International Forum “Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: Present and Future” organized by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.

The data audit is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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