Category: Saving money

Open it to fix it

How Nigerians are shedding light on public deals with dataProcurement monitor Nonye Onumonu during a mission to inspect 37 government school contracting projects across Nigeria (Credit: PPDC) On a hot, dry day in February 2017, Nonye Onumonu boards a small wooden boat

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4 open data lessons from reporting the Panama Papers in Africa

In March this year we reported how our open data team in Africa has rolled up its sleeves to find out how open data can change lives for the better on the continent. One of the projects supported was the

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The 2016 Open Data Roundtables: New Report on Putting Data to Use

From March through June 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise ran a series of four Open Data Roundtables. These events brought together a total of 290 experts

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Launch of the updated Open Data Impact Map

At the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada in 2015 the beta version of the Open Data Data Impact Map was launched to provide governments, international organizations, and researchers with a more comprehensive understanding of the demand for

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What Works Cities: Using open data to improve outcomes for people and communities

Originally from Indiana, Eric has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at

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California’s Open Data Portal Goes Open Source for the Apps

The portal will be maintained by the state Office of Digital Innovation alongside its Innovation Lab–centralization that should bode well for future app development.

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“Does your data flow like petrol in an engine?” in Swirrl’s Blog

At our recent Data-Driven Decisions event Steve Peters, DCLG’s Open Data Strategist, spoke about his vision for getting data to stick; for… Continue reading on Swirrl’s Blog »

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Open Data Nation: Using Open Data to Integrate Predictive Analytics into City Operations

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. One of the great promises of open government this decade has been that it can serve as a catalyst for a new civic-centered… [[ …

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Thinking Differently About Data

In late 2015, the City of Philadelphia released some very important information as open data. Continue reading on Medium »

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Improving local highways with open data

Are you already, or keen to improve local highways using open data? Are you developing apps / solutions, but not sure how to pitch them? At Open Data Camp Bristol 2016, there’s an ideal opportunity to put your their skills

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