Following a recent lead poisoning epidemic in the Zamfara State of Northern Nigeria — the result of the local artisanal gold mining operations — local non-profit organisation Follow The Money took immediate action against their corrupt local government who they …

Extractives remediation & public health — open data advocacy in Nigeria Read more »

In order to provide health services to citizens the public health sector is required to collect rich and varied data pertaining to all aspects of the sector – everything from location of pharmacies, to what is in our prescriptions drugs, …

Saludos – health and open data in Uruguay and Argentina Read more »

Building a business based on open data may seem counterintuitive, but new models are emerging with greater frequency and demonstrating how to integrate open data into a business operation in a useful and profitable manner. Identifying the type of open …

Open data businesses – an oxymoron or a new model? Read more »

One of the primary users of open government data is government itself. Even from within government itself, it is not necessary easy to gain access to the data that you, as a civil servant needs as it is often locked …

Improving government access to government data Read more »

It’s time to talk more vociferously about open data. A better headline for this piece would be: why open data is not an overnight sensation or indeed a turn of a dial or a flick of a switch i.e. it …

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