Governments, civil society organisations and companies across the world are actively engaging with open data: publishing and using datasets to promote innovation, development and democratic change.
The Open Data Research network has been established to connect researchers from across the world working to explore the implementation and impact of open data initiatives. It is a joint project of IDRC and the Web Foundation, and is seeking to develop wider partnerships over the coming year.
The network currently hosts the 'Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Development Countries (ODDC)' programme.
ODDC Coordinator Tim has been in Montreal this week for the Developers for Development hackaton and confernce, taking part in a panel today on Impact of Open Data in Developing Countries. Below are Tim's slides and notes from his talk. A version of this presentation was also given by Web Foundation CEO Anne Jelema at the Data and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Framework event in New York.
The Open LGU Research Team presents initial findings of its research “Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?” in the recently concluded Good Governance Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center last 15-17 January 2014. The summit, sponsored by the Philippine Government featured the initi
Montevideo was the first city in Latin America to establish an open government data policy. In this post, which is part of the dissemination efforts of the ODDC Project Open Cities, I would like to share preliminary findings about the case, as well as to reflect on broader issues about open data and their impact in city governance
Over the past two decades the way in which individuals access government information has changed. The principles behind Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation and Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives are similar, however the tools and the formats in which that information is published have varied. Open Government Data initiatives introduce a new way to access and use the data produced and held by governments.
Ahead of the recent Open Government Partnership meeting in London in October/November, a workshop gathering to look at plans for future research and action on open data in Latin America and the Carribean. Here, the team from Avina report on the event (original in Spanish here):
October 28th - Workshop
The Open LGU Research Team completes the fieldwork for one of its case sites for the study that explores the effect of opening government data to the public to the efforts of local governments in promoting transparency and accountability in local governance in the Philippines.
Join us for the next ODDC Web Meeting on Open Data, Public Records & Data Quality on 27th November 2013.
Open Data, Public Records & Data Quality
From 22-25 October, principle investigator of the OpenUCT ODDC project, Francois van Schalkwyk, attended the 2013 ICEGOV conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to present a research-in-progress paper titled "Supply-side variants in the supply of open data in university governance".