In the last five years, many national governments have announced open data initiatives, and states and cities have joined in. Releasing data openly should make governments more credible. Citizens perceive greater transparency and accountability when they can measure results.
Last year’s report by the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Goals — A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development — got the attention of statisticians, politicians, development agencies, and civil society organizations …
Solid, practical, technical assistance must always leverage the energy and diversity of many partners. Many governmental and international agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, private foundations, and professional societies are already deeply committed to improving the quality
National statistical systems in many developing countries will have to undertake significant reforms to integrate open data standards into their national strategies for statistical development (NSDS). Data do not become open simply by labeling them “open.” Data management and dissemination practices, along with legal, institutional, technical, and quality assurance frameworks, must be brought into alignment…
Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. To this end, official statistics that meet the test of practical utility are to be compiled and made available on an impartial basis…
Are public data available to the public? By what standards should the quality and openness of data be evaluated? And by whom? And how? Open Data Watch focuses on the data and statistics needed to plan, monitor, and evaluate the results of economic, social, demographic and environmental programs in developing countries.
The widespread acclaim for open data has produced a variety of definitions, standards, advice, and platforms for implementing open data programs by governments at the national and subnational level and by international agencies, civil society organizations, and the private sector.
01/12/2016 – 04/12/2016, Panama City, Panama
The 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will be hosted by the Panamanian Government represented by the Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Informacion (the Panamanian National Authority of Transparency and Access to Information) and organized by the IACC Council and Transparency International, with the participation of the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Libertad Ciudadana (Transparency International Panama)…more
The website for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data goes live. The website says that the group is “a global network of governments, NGOs, and businesses working together to strengthen the inclusivity, trust, and innovation in the way that data is used to address the world’s sustainable development efforts.”.… (more)