Experts gathered recently in Washington to discuss an issue underpinning all other development issues – the gaps in data and statistics needed to implement Sustainable Developmentd Goals (SDGs). Effective policies to provide a better life for people require more and better data, but how to fund it?
This month at the time of the 50th Session of the UN Statistical Commission, Open Data Watch released the latest Open Data Inventory assessing the coverage and openness of official statistics. The 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women discussed social protection and access to public services for women and girls. ODW with Data2X released “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa”…
1110 Vermont Avenue Washington, DC 20005 USA Download printable PDF version OPEN DATA WATCH IS SEEKING Senior Research Manager / Data Scientist Please Note: Closing Date is April 30, 2019 Open Data Watch (ODW) is a nonprofit organization promoting open data and the availability of high-quality development statistics in countries and international…
National reporting platforms (NRPs) are showing progress in accessibility, usability, interoperability and openness, according to a new study by ODW and CODE. The 36 NRPs analyzed were found to be very effective in managing and publishing data on the SDGs for public accountability and transparency. Key characteristics were identified that suggest priorities and next steps.
This brochure summarizes the key findings of the full “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa” technical report and efforts to understand, identify, and respond to the challenge having policy-relevant data about the lives of women and girls in Africa.
Focused on 15 Sub-Saharan African countries, this in-depth study looks at 104 gender-relevant indicators needed to assess the status and welfare of women and girls. The aim is to offer those who measure and monitor progress a clearer view of where gender data gaps exist, why gaps occur, and what can be done.
In February, the first ever Data Day gathered experts and innovators to discuss data-driven development, technology, and innovation. Earlier in the month, Open Data Watch and the Centre of Excellence at IDRC released the first of three briefs on CRVS and Gender…
Data have new significance, due to sheer volume and importance for decision making. Calls to make publicly-produced data freely available are increasing in step. But the potential of data to solve pressing economic and social challenges must strike a balance between openness and privacy.
How can access to publicly held data be maximized while protecting privacy? This in-depth look at public-to-public and public-to-private data sharing finds that opening data should be the default, but provides guidance on taking informed decisions about what and how data should be open to ensure maximum openness, mutual trust, transparency, and protection of sensitive personal information.
The 9th annual celebration of Open Data Day on 2 March is not only an opportunity to highlight the benefits of open data and encourage open data policies by governments, business and civil society, but also is an ideal time examine open data implementation around the world.