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Open Data is Powerful, and the Government Knows It

As an American living and working in Shanghai, I’ve come to appreciate any kind of device or service (VPN, Skype calls home, etc.) that allows me to access information from outside my immediate reality. On a grander scale, however, is

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New Report: How Open Data can Drive Sustainable Development

By Joel Gurin and Laura Manley, Center for Open Data Enterprise and Oleg Petrov, World Bank. This article is cross-posted from the World Bank Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Blog. Open Data — data that is freely available online

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Open Data Can Support Sustainable Development: World Bank Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Open Data refers to data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose – without any restriction from copyrights, patents and other mechanisms of control. Data is one of the most

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The future of government is open

The World Bank Group sees the pillars of a more open and citizen centric government–transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration–as strategic priorities in its work on governance because they suggest concrete ways to promote shared prosperity. Having made significant strides to

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​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development

Open Data — data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose — is becoming increasingly important in today’s development agenda driven by the Data Revolution, which…

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Open Data for Business Tool: Learning from Initial Pilots

This article is cross-posted from the World Bank Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Blog. Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the economic growth potential of using Open Data – data from government and other sources

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​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development

Open Data — data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose — is being widely recognized as a resource with economic and social value. ​In recent years, several studies — including those led by

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Open Data for Business Tool: learning from initial pilots

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the economic growth potential of using Open Data – data from government and other sources that can

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OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA: THE NIGERIA EXPERIENCE

Open Government (OG) is about openness, which begins with process of transparency, accountability and citizen engagement for effective and efficient governance. To achieve and sustain this, all stakeholders must understand the overall goals of the process and specific roles they

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Medicine in India: ‘Qualified Quacks’ and a Baffling Drug Landscape

This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today and VICE News. Everything about 33-year-old Vishal Chand pointed to a myocardial infarction — commonly known as a heart attack — when he presented to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur,

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