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The Data Value Chain: From Production to Impact

The data value chain describes the evolution of data from collection to analysis to dissemination and, finally, to the impact of data on decision making. While the data value chain was created for research documenting gender data impact stories, the framework can also be applied to all types of development data.

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Open Data Inventory 2017 Annual Report

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures the coverage and openness of official statistics published on national statistical office websites. This report shares the results of the 2017 round of assessments for 180 countries and helps identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

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Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit organization working at the intersection of open data and official statistics. Our work supports the implementation of change in organizations that produce and manage official statistical data. We concentrate our efforts on three areas: policy advice, data support, and monitoring. Through these areas of work, we seek to make development data better and more accessible for increased use and impact. Only with high-quality and open data can international organizations, governments, and citizens solve the challenges of measuring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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