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.

ODIN 2017 Released

The latest update of the Open Data Inventory — the globally-recognized assessment of the coverage and openness of official data from national statistical offices — is now available for 180 countries…

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

22/01/2019 – 25/01/2019, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas. Participation is by invitation only and reserved for members of the Forum’s communities. (Learn More)

October-December, 2017

It was an eventful year for open data and the data revolution for sustainable development. The last quarter of 2017 saw the publication of an OECD Development Co-operation Report dedicated to data, the sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, a evaluation of World Bank support for data and…