Five Steps States Can Take to Advance Child Well-Being through Open Data

Report by Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Rob Pitingolo
January 2019

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

Over the past decade, many state governments have embraced the open data movement by using data portals promote government transparency and increase data access to the public. At the same time, child advocacy organizations have proven the value of using government data to advocate for policies and programs to improve the lives of children and families. Even with these advances, there is still great opportunity for child advocacy organizations and state governments to leverage open data. This fact sheet outlines five actionable steps that state governments can take to accelerate the use of data for improving child and family well-being.