Government has always run on data. It drives internal operations, public-facing services and informs policy. Over time, an ecosystem of applications and technologies which store, manage, and access that data has developed. It includes spreadsheets, published PDFs, large databases, and …

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On the 31st August, over one hundred researchers from across the breadth of the University of Edinburgh met together in the Informatics Forum to discuss the challenges of dealing with the research data. Following-on from the 2014 conference of the …

Dealing with Data 2015 – Presentations now available Read more »

The World Bank Group sees the pillars of a more open and citizen centric government–transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration–as strategic priorities in its work on governance because they suggest concrete ways to promote shared prosperity. Having made significant strides to increasing …

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Over the next couple of days, we’re looking forward to discussing open data tools with attendees of the Africa Open Data Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Every day, more and more data is added to the open data ecosystem …

Talking Tools for Use in Tanzania Read more »

The World Bank Group sees the pillars of a more open and citizen centric government–transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration–as strategic priorities in its work on governance because they suggest concrete ways to promote shared prosperity. Having made significant strides to …

The future of government is open Read more »

In 2010, the Government began pushing for local authorities in England to release information on public spending over a certain threshold – in this case £500. Ben Worthy argues that although reform is needed to maximise the potential of this …

Open data at the local level can help to create a new eco-system of openness and activism Read more »

Ok, this post provides a quick analysis of the Scenario. As a guide, this sort of analysis should take about 30 minutes. To get the most out of this exercise, read the scenario post, write your plan and then read this analysis. …

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