4th International Open Data Conference in Madrid Highlights “Global Goals, Local Impact”

The 4th International Open Data Conference (IODC16) in Madrid, Spain on October 6-7 brings together private, governmental, academic, independent, multilateral agency, media and other representatives involved in open data initiatives to strengthen information sharing and working links. The conference focuses on three main objectives:  to highlight the most innovative and practical Open Data solutions, to identify and explore both…

State of Development Data Funding Report Released

A product of the Resource Mobilization and Alignment Working Group of the Global Partnership, the State of Development Data Funding report estimates the statistical financing needs to measure and track the SDGs and finds that financing needs for statistics are far greater than currently mobilized funding. According to the SDDF report, the total estimated annual…

East African Open Data Fest Convenes in Kenya

The East Africa Open Data Fest provides a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data.  EAODF aims at achieving the following specific objectives:  convene a growing network of local leaders to support and elevate ongoing work; ensure continuity of the…

Global Partnership announces Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data on Monday, July 18, announces a new multi-million-dollar funding initiative to support collaborative data innovations for sustainable development. As part of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding, which is supported by the World Bank’s Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB), the Global Partnership seeks…

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…

Unprecedented Open Data Collaboration in Ottawa

​Charting the course for future open data collaboration, the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa convenes prominent global leaders in the open data movement.  The conference builds a solid foundation for improving and extending the current efforts of the data revolution in four major areas: a global agenda for understanding the big picture, impact and building…