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Open data: embracing the tough questions

Two open data related publications I’ve been working on have made it to the web in the last few days. Having spent a lot of the last few years working to support organisations to explore the possibilities of open data, these feel like they represent a more critical strand of exploring OGD, trying to embrace […]

IKM Paper: Towards Linked Development Data – Practical Issues

I’m getting closer to a final draft of an IKM Working Paper on Linked Data & Development, building on learning from a number of pilot projects working with linked data and the 2010 IKM Workshop on open linked information. It’s take a while both because we decided to commission some extra mapping of the open data […]

A whole lot of development datasets

Sharing some work in progress; and a small collection of International development datasets What happens when you set two researchers to work looking for openly available datasets with some connection to the very broad field of International Development? Well, for one thing you get a very large spreadsheet of 91 different datasets. Initially I thought […]

Mapping open development data – a draft method & micro-study

As part of the Linked Open Data for Development working paper I’m working on for IKM I’m hoping to include a small mapping study sampling some of the open data datasets, and linked datasets that might be relevant for actors in the development sector. The plan is to look at two collections of data: global […]

New Project: The Social Life of Data

This is a quick placeholder post about a project I’ve been sketching ideas around for a while, but which is finally getting started in earnest. The Social Life of Data is an IKM Emergent supported pilot exploring ways to capture and display information about: How particular open datasets have been used; Who is involved in […]

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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