Today, we’re delighted to announce that Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm, has invested $2m into the Web Foundation’s Open Data programme. Over the next three years, we’ll be using this grant to enhance the scale and ambition of our …

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The Opposition has released a plan for data reform that it said will “fuel digital innovation and productivity growth across Australia”.

In March, Africa formalised its intention to become an open data leader, when ministers from across the continent inked the African Data Consensus, declaring that “official data belong to the people and should be open to all. They should be …

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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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ODI Policy Lead Ellen Broad explains that open data is an important transparency mechanism but open data will never make FOI laws redundant Recently the UK Government announced a new Commission on Freedom of Information, to ensure freedom of information …

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Today, the Web Foundation joined international governments, businesses, and civil society organisations in pledging to tackle the data crisis through the formation of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The Partnership, which will be formally launched in September at …

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José M. Alonso, Program Manager Open Data, on why open data must be part of the conversation at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development this week As governments come together in Addis Ababa to finalise how the new …

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[Summary: sharing slides from talk at Canadian Open Data Summit] The lovely folks at Open North were kind enough to invite me to give some opening remarks at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Ottawa today. The subject I was …

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[Summary: ODI Lunchtime lecture about the Open Data Barometer] Just over a month ago, the World Wide Web Foundation launched the second edition of the Open Data Barometer to coincide with BBC Democracy Day. This was one of the projects …

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Our two countries have learned from each other in drive to digital-by-default, say senior ministers At the Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit in London in November 2013, New Zealand became the 61st member of a rapidly expanding global movement. The …

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