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“How Budeshi can help Nigeria track public services and tackle corruption using open data” in Code For Africa

A few months ago, my team at the Public Private Development Centre launched a project called Budeshi which means “open it” in Hausa… Continue reading on Medium »

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‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Municipal financial data isn’t the most exciting topic. Here’s how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country’s skewed traffic fines.

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Hackathon to devise digital solutions to improve flood response

TechNorth is calling on local government, academia and individuals to attend a free event next month that will prototype innovations based on open data, technology and local experiences to improve the experiences of those affected by floods.

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Top 20 Open Data sources

Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals have to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the

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How to get involved in Open Data Day 2016

A map of Open Data Day events happening around the world. March 5, 2016 is Open Data Day, and it’s right around the corner! Here’s what you need to know about this worldwide effort to support and en…

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New #ODimpact Release: How is Open Data Creating Economic Opportunities and Solving Public Problems?

Proponents of open data have long argued that the release of government information to the public could result in meaningful impact for citizens. To date, though, little evidence has demonstrated the real-world impacts of open data. Indeed, the field has

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ILDA to join Open Data Day Mini grants!

This post was written by Fabrizio Scrollini We are happy to announce that The Latin American Open Data initiative (ILDA) is joining the global efforts to enrich Open Data Day mini aims to promote and support the engagement of the Latin

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Machine-readable budget in a human-friendly format

The White House used Socrata’s open data platform to deliver interactive visualizations of the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal.

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Open Data in Government

datasciencecentral.com – Open data has several definitions but our preferred one at Data To Value is from the Open Data Institute – ‘Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share.’ Simple really but there is a fo…

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New case studies showing Open Data’s Impact

Despite global commitments to and increasing enthusiasm for open data, little is actually known about its use and impact. What kinds of social and economic transformation has open data brought about, and what is its future potential? How—and under what

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