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Impact Series: Facilitating the Costa Rican Open Data National Decree
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The president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, signing the Open Data Policy.   By: Fabrizio Scrollini and Silvana Fumega   Context Costa Rica was an early experimenter with open data, having developed a first open data portal in 2012. Despite these early … Read More

Impact Series: Using Open Data for Economic Impact in Nigeria
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    The Edo AgriHub team engaged local communities in the data collection process.   By: Gillian Whitworth, Open Data Institute (ODI) The context Farming provides a significant source of revenue for the population of Edo State in Nigeria, and the … Read More

Impact Series: Improving Data Collection Capacity in Non-Technical Organizations
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         Nana Baah Gyan was an embedded fellow who worked with Advocates for Community Alternatives (ACA) in Ghana to help with their data needs.   By: David Opoku, Open Knowledge International   Context Due to the challenge of … Read More

Focusing on Open Data & Gender in 2017
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The Open Data for Development (OD4D) program understands that open data is not gender neutral. We want to ask: how can we leverage open data to help create gender transformation? The OD4D program has helped support the capacity of women open data leaders … Read More

Impact Series: Doing Journalism Differently in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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  What to do when media headlines are occupied with sensationalism? Can media culture be affected by bringing data in the mix? How can we work with academic institutions to improve data literacy horizontally & vertically? By: Lejla Sadiku, Open … Read More

ECA, UNDP, Web Foundation and the Open Data for Development Network unveil inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report
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[Note: This post originally appeared on the UN Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA) website.] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, 2017 (ECA) – The African Centre for Statistics at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme, the World … Read More

IODC16 in Review: Reflecting on Discussions at the North America Regional Talk
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[Note that this post was originally published on the International Open Data Conference (IODC) website. It offers reflections on the regional discussion relating to North America.] By: Ashley Casovan and Enrique Zapata   For more than two decades North American … Read More

Open Data Day is March 4, 2017!
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Open Data Day – March 4 2017 This year, Open Data Day will be on Saturday, March 4. Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data! It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and … Read More

MENA Region IODC16 Roundup: A Promising Year for Data in the MENA Region
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[This blog originally appeared on the International Open Data Conference (IODC) website. This post reflects on the regional discussions about the Middle East an North Africa that took place at IODC16.] By: Nancy Salem Nancy Salem is a Senior Research … Read More

IODC16 in review: A summary of the Asia Regional Talk
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[Note: This blog originally appeared on the International Open Data Conference (IODC) website. It offers a reflections on discussions about the region of Asia.]   By: Wei-Chung Hwang The Asia regional talk held at #IODC16 was a remarkable success (watch … Read More

Growing Open Data in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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[Note that this post was originally published on the International Open Data Conference (IODC) website. It offers reflections on discussions on the state of Open Data in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.]   By: Irena Cerović Irena Cerović … Read More

Toward a WDF Sustainable Development Action Plan: Key Insights from the Global Open Data Community
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Toward a WDF Sustainable Development Action Plan: Key Insights from the Global Open Data Community [This post was written by Fernando Perini, Senior Program Officer for the Open Data for Development Network, for the launch of the International Open Data … Read More

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