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.

Data to Reach Underserved Communities – 18/11/2015

​​18/11/2015, Washington, DC, USA

At this Georgetown University event, participants will sit down with thought leaders in Big Data and civic technology to discuss how these tools can be used in public policy and social innovation, particularly for underserved communities. Co-hosted by Georgetown’s Massive Data Institute at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation​, this work aims to better understand the impact of data on social and public outcomes…more

Celebrating GIS Technology

17/11/2015 – 19/11/2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Esri invites the Middle East and North African geospatial communities to celebrate geographic information system (GIS) technology in Abu Dhabi on November 17-19. The Esri Middle East and North Africa User Conference (MENAUC) will bring the best of the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego to the U.A.E. Spend two days sharpening your GIS skills while networking with Esri staff and users from across the region…more

Open Data from the Ground Up

The call for open data has been closely linked with the global advocacy campaign for good governance founded upon the principles of transparency and accountability. Starting in North America and Europe and now spreading to developing economies, country after country has announced open data policies, mined archives for releasable data sets, and remade websites to highlight data releases.