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.

Part-Time Research Assistants at Open Data Watch

OPEN DATA WATCH IS SEEKING A Part-Time Research Assistant (six positions available) JOB DESCRIPTION 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 a dynamic and self-motivated research assistants to work closely with team members on one…

Lessons from the 2015 Open Data Inventory

The recently released 2015 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assessed the openness and coverage of official statistics for 125 countries in 20 data categories. Only 7% of the categories got full points for data coverage, and no category in any country got full points for data openness. But there are ways National Statistical Offices (NSOs) can readily improve this.

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…