Open Data Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by three development data specialists. It monitors progress and provides information and assistance to guide implementation of open data systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data management and statistical capacity building in developing countries and is committed to making open data a reality in all countries and development agencies.

April-June, 2017

The momentum of the data revolution moves into the second quarter of 2017 with no signs of slowing down. The data for development community has seen the publication of the first African Data Revolution Report, a High-Level Data for Africa Meeting in Kenya, and open data updates to NSDS guidelines. We provide summaries of reports,…

Ready to Measure: Phase Two Ambitions

Realizing the ambitious promises made by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – including Goal 5 on gender equality – will require a serious commitment to the collection and use of more and better gender data. Through the new “Ready to Measure: Phase II” report and gender data query tool, we aim to contribute to this.

Part-Time Summer Research Position

OPEN DATA WATCH IS OFFERING* A Short-Term Research Position UPDATE: Positions filled. Applications are no longer being accepted.  OVERVIEW Open Data Watch (ODW) is a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization promoting open data and the improvement of development statistics in countries and international agencies. ODW is seeking dynamic and self-motivated researchers  to work closely with team…

January-March, 2017

  The first quarter of 2017 has been marked by advancements for open data through the U.N. World Data Forum, the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, and the U.N. Statistical Commission. The year has also witnessed setbacks in the level of trust of official statistics.  As we move further into 2017, here is…

Tom Orrell

TOM ORRELL Senior Advocacy Advisor – Joined-up Data* Tom joined Publish What You Fund in September 2015 as Senior Advocacy Advisor for the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, run jointly with Development Initiatives. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, Internet and open data policy and human rights sectors. He has…