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? […]

Three new #opendata papers

Just in time for the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki we’ve added one new paper, and two new field notes to the Open Data Special Issue of the Journal of Community Informatics. Simon McGinnes and Kasturi Muthu Elandy in their article Unintended Behavioural Consequences of Publishing Performance Data: Is More Always Better? question the mechanisms by […]

Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data – Brasilia Workshop Report

Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data – Brasilia Workshop Report

Around a month back I took part in a workshop in Brasilia organised by IDRC, the Web Foundation and the Berkman Centre  ahead of the Open Government Partnership meeting titled ‘Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data’. It was a really productive day of discussions, exploring potential research issues, and research strategies to look […]

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 […]

Open Data Campaigning Camp: Open data + ? = change

Open Data Campaigning Camp last week brought together around 30 campaigners, developers and open data experts interesting in exploring the intersection of open data and campaigning. The ingredients: Campaigners work to influence change, often by building up and demonstrating popular support for an issue: working to attract attention to issues through mainstream media, online media, […]

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.

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