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When an international partnership works: growing open data startups in Mexico

Emma Truswell reports from Mexico City on how a partnership between the ODI, the Mexican government and an NGO has strengthened an international relationship, a government policy programme and a talented group of startups Representatives from Labora startups and the

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Mexico’s future will be decidedly ‘Open’

Barbara Ubaldi, Head of the Unit, Digital Government, Open Data and Data-driven Public Sector, OECD and Arturo Rivera, Open Data Policy Analyst, OECD When hurricane Patricia made landfall near Cuixmala, Mexico, on the evening of October 23, 2015, it had

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How five data journalists exposed corruption in Mexico’s Congress

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Investigative Reporting Business of Journalism Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials’ expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

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Choosing from the Wealth of Proposals for the OGP Summit

The past couple of weeks I have been reading many of the 300+ submitted proposals for this year’s OGP Global Summit. At times it has felt a bit like being at the Saturday morning market full of all kinds of

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3 critical challenges in open data initiatives

Open data is making its way in advanced countries like the United Kingdom and the United States but also into Latin America. Chile is among the top 15 countries of the Open Data Barometer 2014 edition—a global ranking led by

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Why Residents of Mexico City Are Organizing Themselves Against Parking Meters

Mariela paid a meter for two hours to park on Amsterdam Avenue in Condesa, a trendy neighborhood in the middle of Mexico City. She paid with coins, and claimed to have returned shortly before her paid time was up, only

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National Pre-OGP annual Summit events as a way to bring more local voice into the upcoming Summit in Mexico

One of the most important events of the year that is going to take place under the auspices of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is the upcoming annual Summit in Mexico in October 2015. OGP is gaining more momentum with

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Learner’s Submission: Open Goverment Data in Mexico

“Mexico has a national government initiative to create a national Open Government Data portal in http://datos.gob.mx. Only some of the bodies of government have published information. Moreover, many of the bodies of government publishing yours Open Government Data within their

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School of data in Mexico City!

Data can be a powerful tool for NGOs that can help them improve their daily work. In order to teach these organizations ways to effectively use data, School of Data, Social Tic and colleague from Guatemala’s digital media Plaza Pública

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The journey begins… but what are we actually looking for?

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it.” –

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