Open Data Watch is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the intersection of open data and official statistics. It monitors the accessibility and comprehensiveness of official data in over 180 countries and provides practical information and assistance in implementing open data policies and systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data and is committed to making open data a global reality in support of Sustainable Development Goals.

February 2019

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…

Maximizing Access to Public Data: Striking the Balance

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.

January 2019

The new year kicked off with meetings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland and a roundtable on financing for data in Bern shortly thereafter. Outside the conference room, Open Data Watch, Cepei and PARIS21 launched the third webinar of the ‘Beyond the Numbers: Harnessing Data for the SDGs’ webinar series…