Category: Transparency

Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories

By Ariana Giorgi, Christine Zhang SRCCON peers, reviewing. (Erik Westra) As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process… Read the

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10 takeaways from the 2016 International Open Data Conference

This post originally appeared on Omidyar’s SunlightFoundation blog. Yeama Thompson, commissioner at the Right to Access Information Commission, speaks at IODC 2016. It’s been much more than a century in internet time since the founder of the World Wide Web

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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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How a Small Municipality Shows the Way with Open Data

In 2014/2015 my colleague Frank and I worked with the Province of North-Holland and 9 municipalities in that province to position open data as a policy instrument: around specific local issues we woul…

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Business Activities in the Business Licenses Dataset

With almost eleven years of historical data and more than one currently active license for every five City residents, Business Licenses is one of the most popular datasets on the Chicago Open Data Portal and a key resource for understanding economic activity.

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Poor Data Affects Africa’s Ability To Make The Right Policy Decisions

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. This is why Kenya-based African Population Health Research

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Open Government Data Case Study – Kamo Place Race

(Printable PDF version) Town planning made lean and agile Who: Whangarei District Council’s District Planning Team What: A regulatory Town Plan for Kamo in Northland, New Zealand Where: https://www.facebook.com/kamoplacerace Why: The council was required under statute to review each provision

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