April-June, 2017

The momentum of the data revolution moves into the second quarter of 2017 with no signs of slowing down. The data for development community has seen the publication of the first African Data Revolution Report, a High-Level Data for Africa Meeting in Kenya, and open data updates to NSDS guidelines. We provide summaries of reports,…

January-March, 2017

  The first quarter of 2017 has been marked by advancements for open data through the U.N. World Data Forum, the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, and the U.N. Statistical Commission. The year has also witnessed setbacks in the level of trust of official statistics.  As we move further into 2017, here is…

Tom Orrell

TOM ORRELL Senior Advocacy Advisor – Joined-up Data Tom joined Publish What You Fund in September 2015 as Senior Advocacy Advisor for the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, run jointly with Development Initiatives. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, Internet and open data policy and human rights sectors. He has…

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“It’s Not Just About Bragging Rights”

When Open Data Watch began work on ODIN, we asked ourselves, “Does the world need another index?” We recognized the tendency for indexes to be glanced at to see who’s on top, and then forgotten. We wanted ODIN to be more: a guide for increasing the openness of public statistics and for ODIN results to be objective and reproducible and comparable across countries and over time…

ODIN2016 in the News

Reactions to the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2016 are already making news. The consensus in countries seems to be, whether scores are high or low or in-between, that the ODIN 2016 results point in a helpful direction.