Despite the efforts, Belgium Phone Number Database still has a long way to go to ensure that the business community can make optimal use of government data. How are other countries doing? The Open Knowledge Foundation Phone Number Database annually publishes a ranking of countries when it comes to open data. The UK is by far the number 1 on this list, just like in the World Wide Web Foundation's ranking. On the OKF list, the Phone Number Database Netherlands is at number 16 and Belgium only in 53rd place, behind countries such as Kazakhstan and Rwanda.
How can you rise on the list? Is Belgium in Phone Number Database such bad shape when it comes to open data? Not at all. The score is determined on the basis of available or unavailable datasets on a fixed number of subjects. For Phone Number Database example, if Belgium were to decide to publish a decent map and a postal code table with coordinates, it would come pretty close to the Netherlands. The Netherlands could rise a few places again by releasing the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce and data about public transport.
No insight What is still missing Phone Number Database in both countries is digital insight into government spending. Neither Belgium nor the Netherlands make these available via open data sources. Moreover, most countries fall short in this regard. Of the 97 countries on the OKF list, only the UK and Greece (!) score the maximum 10 percent on Phone Number Database this subject. Belgian example makes the Netherlands follow Although the differences in the rankings are significant, the real differences are actually not that bad. Moreover, the differences can easily be bridged with the right approach.