Abstract: In 2013, the Public Innovation Network (XIP) presented its video about open government, including a set of 42 standards that a government must meet to be considered open. The video is presented as a basic, but thorough, compilation explaining …

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Here it is! – OK Cast Episode 7. We discuss the work of the Participatory Politics Foundation with David Moore. You can reach him on Twitter @ppolitics. The Participatory Politics Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, open source organization that’s mission …

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Posted by Roy Trivedy UN Resident Coordinator/Representative at Papua New Guinea at UNDP, Mike Battcock Civil Society Department, DFID 18th Dec 2013 An open data revolution has taken place in the aid transparency world in the past two years, but …

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Security and research information is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons, not least the transparency agenda and the desire, quite rightly, to be as open as possible about data relating to the conditions and outcomes of …

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Back in 2011, Mashable published an interesting article about How Open Data Initiatives Can Improve City Life. The examples provided show that city governments have been willing to help facilitate the organization and dissemination of data flows for civic minded uses (namely, …

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At the 2012 G-8 Summit leaders committed to a ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition ‘, and as part of the follow up to the US G8 presidency in April this year the World Bank hosted the ‘G8 Conference …

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The head of open data at the Cabinet Office on braving social media, following up the Shakespeare review and the G8 summit You joined the Cabinet Office as director of open data and transparency in January. What will be your …

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I’m often asked these days why people would bother with open data. (Here, I’m using LinkedGov’s definition of open data.)  I thought it would be useful to write down and gather some feedback, see if we can refine these categories …

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