February 2021

ODW releases the full 2020/21 ODIN Annual Report and hosts a high-level panel of NSOs on successes and challenges using ODIN. Articles and reports highlighted this month cover topics ranging from the critical role of CRVS during the COVID-19 pandemic, to frictionless statistics, to avoiding data colonialism.

Interview: First Build the Foundations

In this interview with Matt Ross of the Global Government Forum, Shaida discusses the potential for data to have a huge impact in developing countries, but warns that many nations still lack essential infrastructure that needs solid financing.  Data not only improves policies and services, but has many wider benefits if open and accessible.