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MUNICIPALITIES OF SERBIA through open data



Analyzing various statistical data can be essential for understanding relevant issues in individuals or organizations. Any geo-referenced and analytical analysis has great potential to reveal new perspectives on a nation’s demography, economy, and culture, which would not be readily discernible through tabular data analysis. The true potential of data lies in its ability not only to conclude but also to visually present results, making it easier and faster for users to understand. Our motto is to make everything “precise and transparent at first sight”!





By looking at the statistical data of the state of Serbia, have you ever wondered:


1. Which municipality, with over 1,500 m2, is the largest in Serbia?

2. Has the unemployment rate in the Zapadnobački district decreased or increased?

3. Did the average salary in the municipality of Trstenik increase or decrease in the period 2018-2020?

4. Are young people under 25 engaged in cattle breeding?

5.  Are there more registered females or males in Serbia?

6.  Is there a trend of opening new preschool institutions in the private sector?

7.  Which city holds the record for the number of newborn babies, and which city is the runner-up?


And do you know that quickly and easily, in a few clicks, you can find these and many other interesting answers?


  •  look for the answers at the bottom of the article



If you have an interest in tracking analytics, and statistics and trusting the outcomes derived from population surveys, then the Open Data Portal is the ideal source for you. Public institutions collect a large amount of different data about life and work in municipalities in Serbia. Unfortunately, valuable data is often not presented in a manner that facilitates easy searching, filtering, and clear visualization. This creates an increased need for users to do further analysis to understand and use the data in the best possible way.


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the Office of Information Technologies and Electronic Government, has published a public call in the form of a challenge to propose innovative ideas based on data offered by public institutions and organizations, available on the Open Data Portal (www.data.gov.rs).



The solution https://opstine.data.gov.rs/ was developed in good synergy with the company Enetel Solutions and partners with whom they worked together on the project: UNDP, Office for IT and eGovernment, Republic of Serbia Statistics Institute (RZSS), Agency for Business Registers (APR), the World Bank and the British Embassy in Belgrade.


As part of the “Data and eGovernment: Spark for the Future” conference, the “Meet the Municipalities in Serbia” solution received recognition and won the National Open Data Project category. Our award-winning solution is available at the link https://opstine.data.gov.rs/ and we invite you to get informed at https://www.undp.org/serbia/news/international-open-data-day-serbia.

Open data is a valuable resource that is generated through the work of state institutions. Lately, it has attracted a lot of attention from citizens because of its potential to transform the way state bodies function and improve the provision of public services.


Open data initially gathered for diverse reasons, can be accessed by the public, empowering third parties to employ, distribute, and merge it with other data, products, and services, regardless of whether it is for commercial or non-commercial purposes. The process of recycling data promotes innovation in various public sectors, contributing to the advancement of society.


The goal of this software solution was to help citizens, businesses, and state institutions with the need for analysis and comparison of important data sets related to the demography and economic development of the municipality. The obtained data are presented in a simple and comprehensible way, with the aim of better understanding the problem, and improving everyday life, business environment, and planned development.



Analyzing specific indicators can be done by searching data sets within a certain category. There are general categories, but also those that focus on aspects of infrastructure, education, agriculture, economy, or culture. Each indicator is presented by grouping information into two units.


The first unit shows the time series of data through the graph on the left, while on the right the data is shown through the largest number of values ​​obtained, which are viewed as the top 10 as well as the smallest value, i.e., the last 10 values.


The second part on the left side is divided by a map of Serbia with municipalities, on which data related to the municipality on which the cursor is located is drawn by passing the cursor. On the right side, there is the option of choosing the period for observing the obtained data and analyzing the heat map about the results.


The data search can also be carried out according to individual municipalities, and the municipal identity card can be analyzed through three units. The first unit shows the last value from each of the sets for the selected municipality. The second section shows the rating of the selected municipality about other municipalities in Serbia. The third section allows for a comparison of the trends of the selected indicators for the selected municipality.

 

On the website https://opstine.data.gov.rs you can compare different municipalities. All data is openly accessible and can be searched as extensively as desired. Data sets can be compared, tracked over specific timeframes, and analyzed across various categories or municipalities. Open data plays a significant role in making government institutions more transparent and accountable, allowing citizens to actively contribute to improving public services. Beyond simply being informed, citizens and the economy can derive new value from accessible open data, fostering a more sophisticated interaction between citizens and governmental bodies.


Let the research begin!


  • Odgovori


  • 1. The municipality of Kraljevo is territorially the largest in Serbia with 1530 m2 2. The percentage of registered unemployed citizens is decreasing to a high percentage. The obtained data testify that the number of unemployed has decreased by as much as 27% (the sample observed for the period 2016-2020 in the municipalities of Sombor, Apatin, Odžaci, Kula) 3. The average salary increased by over 12% 4. Yes, of course. Citizens under the age of 25 raise over 5,000 heads. 5. In Serbia, until 2018, it was recorded that there were more female citizens, over 3.58 million, while there were 3.40 million male citizens 6. In Serbia, in the period from 2016-2019. opened 83 new preschool institutions in the private sector 7. It is Novi Sad with 3676 newborn babies. It is followed by the municipality of Novi Beograd 2248




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