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.

PARIS21 Publishes Paper on Data Portals for SDGs

“Making Data Portals work for SDGs: A view on deployment, design and technology,” finds that while there have been many good intentions to make these portals available to countries, when it comes to the actual implementation the outcomes are rather mixed. One particular problem is the set-up of data portals with overlapping functionalities and their…

Program Coordinator at Open Data Watch

    APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED Thank you for your interest.   OPEN DATA WATCH IS SEEKING A Program Coordinator   JOB DESCRIPTION   Open Data Watch (ODW) is a nonprofit organization promoting open data and availability of high quality development statistics in countries and international agencies. ODW monitors and reports on the degree to which…

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

WELCOME TO THE OPEN DATA WATCH WEBSITE! We are very happy for your visit to the ODW website and hope that it makes looking for information about ODW’s work easy and enriching. We are constantly making improvements that we hope will make finding the information you need fast and simple. Changes have included simplified site…

Modernizing NSDS to Open Data

The landmark report by the Independent Expert Advisory Group to the United Nations Secretary General — A World That Counts: Mobilizing the data revolution for sustainable development — spotlights the increasing demands and opportunities for national statistical systems.