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Call for Papers: JeDEM Special Issue on Open Government Data and Open Policies

See the full call here. Special Issue on Open Government Data and open policies Special Issue 01/2014: Open Government Data and Policies Guest Editors Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Tim Davies, University of Southampton, UK Johann Höchtl, Danube University Krems Editorial Board Marianne Fraefel (Bern University of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital landscapes: effective open data takes more than a single CSV

Digital landscapes: effective open data takes more than a single CSV

Notes from data exploration. I’ve been finding myself tinkering with interesting open datasets quite a lot recently – but often never quite getting to writing anything up before I have to move on to other work. So, rather than loose the learning – I’m going to try and keep notes on this blog of some […]

Announcing ‘emerging impacts of open data in developing countries’ call for proposals

Announcing ‘emerging impacts of open data in developing countries’ call for proposals

This is a quick post to point to the call for proposals just issued over on the www.opendataresearch.org site for developing country led research into the emerging impacts of open data in developing countries by Web Foundation and the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). I’m rather excited that I’ll be working as research co-ordinator on […]

Open Data is Not Enough – presentation from OGDCamp 2011

The Open Government Data Camp team have just published a page listing many of the presentations and slides from this years event that took place in Warsaw in October. Rather surprisingly (I didn’t spot the camera!) the list includes a recording of my talk sharing learning from recent work on the International Aid Transparency Initiative, […]

Open government data is not just a one-way flow…

[Summary: How can citizens, community institutions and social enterprise be part of producing ‘government’ data as well as consuming it? Some quick reflections…] (Cross-posted to Open Data Impacts blog) Alison Powell poses the question in this blog post of whether we are moving into an era of ‘policy-based evidence': where ideologically-driven policy making may lead to an […]

Quick survey update

I’m keeping the Open Data Impacts survey open for a few more weeks, until the 14th June, to allow extra time for responses – as word is still getting out to different communities of open data users. If you’ve not yet had a look and completed the survey you can find it here: http://limesurvey.oii.ox.ac.uk/index.php?sid=28672 Ta.

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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