2013

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A diverse open data discourse?

[Summary: on the need for greater diversity in the open data discourse in 2014] 2014 is going to see a lot of Open Data conferences and events around the world, particularly in developing countries, where open data has become part of the donors discourse. And a lot of these events are likely to be packed […]

Open Data and Improving Governance: issues of measurement

I was speaking at the Institute for International Economic Policy this afternoon at George Washington University at a conference on “Known-Knowns and Unknowns about the Internet: Measuring the Economic, Social, and Governance Impact of the Web“. The input I offered, for a session under the title ‘Has the Internet Helped Citizens and Policymakers Improve Governance? […]

Open Data Barometer: 2013 Global Report launched

Open Data Barometer: 2013 Global Report launched

Last Thursday the study I’ve spent the last five month working on with the Web Foundation was formally launched in the Open Government Data Working Group session of the Open Government Partnership Summit. The Open Data Barometer takes a look at the context, implementation and emerging impacts of open government data in 77 countries around […]

Web Observatories: The Governance Dimensions

Governance & Sustainability for a Web Observatory I’m in a workshop at MIT today about plans to create a ‘Web Observatory’, collecting and curating vast quantities of data from across the web for research – in part to ensure that researchers can keep pace in their capacity to research the web with the companies and […]

CfP: Open Data Track – 2014 Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government

I’m co-chairing a track on ‘Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation‘ at the next CeDEM Conference for E Democracy and Open Government, taking place at Danube University Krems in May next year. The full call for papers and submission details can be found here, and the details of the Open Data Track are below: Open Data, […]

Reflections on developing a global sectoral open data initiative: agriculture and nutrition

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 on Open Data for Agriculture ‘, exploring opportunities to create a global platform for sharing […]

Open data and privacy

Cross-posted from the Open Data Research network site. On 1st August two IDRC research networks came together for a web meeting to explore Open Data and Privacy. The Privacy in the Developing World network, and the Open Data in Developing Countries network set out to explore whether open data and protecting privacy are inherently in […]

GIS Watch 2012 article: Who is doing what when it comes to technology for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption

The 2012 issue of Global Information Society Watch was focussed on ‘The Internet and Corruption’, exploring how online technologies are being used in the fight against corruption across the world. GIS Watch is focussed on country level analysis of information society issues around the world, but also includes a number of wider articles. I was asked […]

Open Data, Land, Gender

[Summary: very rough and speculative notes in response to a land coalition online dialogue] The land coalition are hosting a online dialogue until 20th Feb looking at “using online platforms to increase access to open data and share best practices of monitoring women’s land rights”. It’s an interesting topic for a dialogue particularly given one […]

Open Data in Developing Countries


The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy

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