Tag: bad data

Open Data for Evil

Exposing data is a good thing, right? Well, some people want to do bad things with it. So what’s the best way to stop them; or at least mitigate the consequences? Team Sith and Team Jedi discussed.

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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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Nope, HTML is not Open Data

This is a quick reminder because I’m so sick of scrolling through hundreds of open datasets, looking for new data and new ideas, and… Continue reading on Medium »

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A close look at the government-wide data inventory

On the 10th of July we received the joyful news that the first government-wide data inventory was finished. A trajectory for which Open State has actively applied itself. According to the letter for the Dutch parliament a grand total of

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Innovating with open data: overcoming the challenges

ODI Programme Manager Briony Phillips outlines some of the challenges and trickier aspects of innovating with open data, and suggests ways to overcome them. The experiences of the Open Data Challenge Series teams have helped unpick and illustrate a number

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Data Silos Are Hindering Better Service Delivery In Ghana

The usual complaint in Ghana is usually that of lack. A lack of resources, a lack of leadership, a lack of planning, etc. ad infinitum. However, one thing we apparently have no shortage of in this country are large, government

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The good, the bad, and the unstructured… Open data in cultural heritage

I was in London this week for the Linked Pasts event, where I presented on trends and practices for open data in cultural heritage. Linked Pasts was a colloquium put on by the Pelagios project (Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker and

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The poor quality of government data is probably the most important emerging trend for government.

Data is the lifeblood of state government. It’s the crucial commodity that’s necessary to manage projects, avoid fraud, assess program performance, keep the books in balance and deliver services efficiently. But even as the trend toward greater reliance on data

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How China’s Top Investigative Newsroom Digs for Data

Editor’s Note: Caixin.com is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Chinese investigative journalism. From its base in Beijing, the business and financial news group has pushed the boundaries in China, breaking taboo stories and using investigative techniques to expose

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