WebFoundation: “Open government data (OGD) as a concept is gaining currency globally due to the strong advocacy of global organisations as Open Government Partnership. In recent years, there has been increased commitment on the part of national governments to proactively …

Open Data and Sub-national Governments: Lessons from Developing Countries Read more »

Michael Cañares, Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Regional Research Manager for Asia, writes on why his latest research as part of our Open Data in Developing Countries Phase 2 underlines the need for greater involvement of local governments in open data …

Open data has major impact at the local level – new research Read more »

By Tania Rabesandratana [LONDON] Governments in developing countries must ensure the statistics they publish can be used to improve citizens’ lives, practitioners told SciDev.Net following an open data meeting. Liz Carolan, the international development manager at host organisation the Open …

Open data ‘not enough to improve lives’ Read more »

It’s now a good few years since academic publishers put in place differential pricing arrangements for developing economies in Africa. And although a complex transition is still in place a large number of academic publications are freely available through Creative …

Open data and the politics of scholarly practice Read more »

Open Data Research Lead Savita Bailur shares an overview of our second phase of research on Open Data in Developing Countries. These projects show the social, political and legal sides of open data that are too often overshadowed by the …

From Data to Development: new research explores open data beyond technical issues Read more »

This is the fourth in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators. Millennium Development Goal 4  is to “Reduce child mortality” and is measured against a target …

MDG4: A dramatic decline in child mortality over the last 20 years Read more »