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Open Data: Promoting and Exploring Open Data in Indonesia

Open data has seen significant progress in Indonesia. More public and cultural institutions are opening their data for public perusal and civil society is becoming knowledgeable about and engaging with the data.

Open government fosters public oversight and helps reduce corruption by enabling greater transparency. Meanwhile, open cultural data published by GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) enables reuse and encourages further research as well as collaboration.

Closing Music Performance by Edjaan Peralihan © Goethe-Institut Indonesien/Sancoyo Purnomo

Retas Budaya

Retas Budaya is a program that brings together GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) with creative minds and tech enthusiasts to bring about collaborations and innovations from open cultural data.


Goethe-Institut Indonesien partnering with several notable public institutions and civil society organizations spearheaded several initiatives to promote and advance open data in Indonesia:

Data2Life. Life2Data

Data permeates and impacts every sphere of our society - even if much of the public discourse still revolves around abstract questions centred on the role of technology in the production and application of data, open data is far more than just a technical concept and needs to be better understood and shared.

Open Data Innovation Week

Over the past few years, open data has seen significant progress in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia, with more governments opening data for public perusal and consumption and civil society becoming knowledgeable about and engaging with the data.

Collaborative knowledge in the web

Free access to knowledge and information is an essential cornerstone of democratic societies. In the digital world, non-commercial platforms such as Wikipedia play an important role.

Data Literacy

Not all segments of the population profit equally from the internet. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, the proportion of women who have access to the internet is lower than that of men in the population.

Open Data - related links

Open Cultural Data Online-Seminars (in english and indonesian)
Festival Retas Budaya Recordings (in english and indonesian)
Emerging International Voices Past Seminars (only in english)
Wikimedia Indonesia (in indonesian)
GLAM Indonesia (in indonesian)
Coding da Vinci: Offene Daten aus Bibliotheken und Museen (in german and  english)
Open Knowledge Foundation (in german and english)
International Open Data Conference (only in english)
Data2Life. Life2Data:
Starting Them Young: Digital Literacy and Young Girls in Indonesia
Towards Demand-Driven and Inclusive Open Data in Jakarta

Linking Freedom of Information and Open Data in Banda Aceh

Empowering Civil Society – Strengthening Fiscal Transparency (Open Data for Transparency)
The Global Impact of Open Data (only in english)


Ditjen Kebudayaan


Elex Media Komputindo

Wikimedia Indonesia

Asosiasi Game Indonesia


Ivonne Kristiani
Project Coordinator