Highlights

  • Since 2010, many governments in Asia have developed national open data agendas.
  • An initial regional agenda setting workshop was hosted in Jakarta in 2015.
  • In September 2016, there was the second Asia Pacific Open Data Summit (APODS).

Some key OD4D initiatives in Asia include:

Applications
OD4D provided support to Peta-Jakarta to tell their story on innovative open data use. In particular, this included a map visualization that can be accessed at https://petabencana.id/map/jakarta.

Research
OD4D research in Asia has looked into the impact of Open Data on subnational levels of governments. For example, if open data will make local governments more transparent in the Philippines.

Open Data Asia

In partnership with the Open Data for Development Network, the Web Foundation Jakarta Lab coordinated an open data strategy for the region, dubbed as Open Data Asia 2020, which articulates what the state of open data should be in the region by 2020 – and how this can be jointly achieved by the different stakeholders involved, which include governments, businesses, and civil society organisations. This network is engaging in a range of thematic areas with partners across the region through targeted research and innovation projects to contribute to the realisation of our joint vision

Learn more at: http://labs.webfoundation.org/labs/.