Tag: Government

Exclusive: Singapore is making open data a lot easier

New developers portal for real-time data launched. The post Exclusive: Singapore is making open data a lot easier appeared first on GovInsider.

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Open Data in Government

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 follow-on – ‘For

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Think government should be more transparent, engaging and accountable? Here’s how to get involved in writing the UK’s new open government action plan

Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable. As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, the UK and devolved governments must publish an

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ONE’s Follow the Money Website: Showcasing Open Data Success Stories

Central to OGP is the belief that “good ideas come from everywhere” and we at ONE could not agree more. Our Follow the Money website provides a centralized place to highlight stories about how citizens are successfully using open data

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2016: When the Freedom of Information Act will be dismantled

2015 was a year when the Freedom of Information Act came under attack; 2016 could prove to be the year it is damaged. The government’s FOI Commission – the ‘independent review’ of the decade old Act – has been rumbling

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Tunisia Presents its Open Budget Project: MIZANIATOUNA (Our Budget)

The Tunisian revolution has spawned a butterfly effect, very specific to its context. On the ground, events have continued to evolve, contributing to a revolution within the Tunisian administration. As a result, the foundation has now been laid for an

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Re-engaging with our external data users

  On Tuesday night some of us from across government departments involved in the Government Data Programme caught up with a group of external data users over a few mince pies. As always it was good to hang out with

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Government contracts: Still a long way from open

This blog post was written by Georg Neumann from Open Contracting Global Open Data Index: State of disclosure and data of government contracts For the first time ever, the Open Data Index is assessing open data on tenders and awards

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Open Data: A Roadmap to Delivering Impact!

Guest post from Barbara Chiara-Ubaldi Barbara Chiara-Ubaldi leads the work on Digital Government and Open Data at the OECD. The projects aim to help governments worldwide make the most of new technologies and data to foster more innovative administrations and deliver

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Opening Government through Business in Pakistan

“We support open government not just because it is good for business but because is central to human rights and dignity” concluded a leading member of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the recent Open Government Partnership (OGP)

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