How can developing countries secure the full benefits of open data? What
barriers are blocking greater impacts? And how can open data be implemented inÂ ways that respond to local context, and that build on existing policy and practiceÂ foundations. To address questions like these, the Exploring the Emerging Impacts ofÂ Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) research network has been gatheringÂ information on open data activities across 13 different countries on three continents.Â Using a mixed-methods case study research, 17 local research partners haveÂ developed in-depth accounts on the supply, mediation and use of open data in diverseÂ settings: from budget scrutiny to oversight of judicial systems. This briefing offers 15Â initial insights generated from a preliminary synthesis of this research, offered asÂ a basis for further conversations.