Open Data Report Featuring SIRCA published by Omidyar Network

A new report to launched today in Canberra by Lateral Economics has revealed a vigorous open data policy agenda could contribute more than $16 billion per annum to the Australian economy. Commissioned by the global non-government organisation Omidyar Network, ‘Open for Business: How Open Data can help achieve the G20 growth target’ is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of Open Data to help achieve the G20’s 2% growth target.

Speakers at the launch included Australian economist Mr. Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics, Mr. Tony Shepherd AO, Chairman, National Commission of Audit, and Mr. Martin Tisn, Director, Policy Director of Omidyar Network (UK).

The report is available for download in pdf format here.

Omidyar Network ( is a global philanthropic investment firm created by Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay and Pam Omidyar, founder of Humanity United and Hopelab. Omidyar Network looks for ways for the can help people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that catalyse economic and social change.

Sirca Portal Maintenance: 5th June, 2014

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