The Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project was born at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Brazil in 2012. A day before that summit, researchers from across the world met together to set out an agenda for 'Fostering Critical Development Perspectives on Open Government Data'. Shorly after that, we launched an open call for proposals, leading to the creation of the ODDC research network of case studies, formally launched at an OGP Ministerial Meeting in London earlier this year.
So - we're delighted that many members of the ODDC network are in London this week for the 2013 Open Government Partnership summit, sharing their insights in a variety of sessions, from panels on 'Open Cities and Smart Citizens', to working group sessions on Fiscal Transparency.
Plus, we're launching the Open Data Barometer, a macro-level study to complement the detailed cases underway across the ODDC network.
Look out for reflections on the OGP meeting, and the open data research issues it raises, here after the summit.