July-September, 2016

Since July open data professionals have been busy preparing for the UN General Assembly and the International Open Data Conference. In the last three months, there have been noteworthy developments, such as data workshops in East Africa, the release of new national strategies for the development of statistics, and two reports on financing the data…

4th International Open Data Conference in Madrid Highlights “Global Goals, Local Impact”

The 4th International Open Data Conference (IODC16) in Madrid, Spain on October 6-7 brings together private, governmental, academic, independent, multilateral agency, media and other representatives involved in open data initiatives to strengthen information sharing and working links. The conference focuses on three main objectives:  to highlight the most innovative and practical Open Data solutions, to identify and explore both…

Open Data to Support the SDGs

  Download PDF version here.                 The Global Partnership is an open, multi-stakeholder network committed to harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. The World Bank Group, PARIS21, Open Data for Development, and Open Data Watch are 4 of 150+ partners in this initiative. The World Bank Group…

State of Development Data Funding Report Released

A product of the Resource Mobilization and Alignment Working Group of the Global Partnership, the State of Development Data Funding report estimates the statistical financing needs to measure and track the SDGs and finds that financing needs for statistics are far greater than currently mobilized funding. According to the SDDF report, the total estimated annual…

East African Open Data Fest Convenes in Kenya

The East Africa Open Data Fest provides a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data.  EAODF aims at achieving the following specific objectives:  convene a growing network of local leaders to support and elevate ongoing work; ensure continuity of the…