How can access to publicly held data be maximized while protecting privacy? This in-depth look at public-to-public and public-to-private data sharing finds that opening data should be the default, but provides guidance on taking informed decisions about what and how data should be open to ensure maximum openness, mutual trust, transparency, and protection of sensitive personal information.
Themed “Global Goals, Local Impact,” the 2016 International Open Data Conference (IODC16) built stronger ties for work on open data between governments, data journalists, policy makers, private companies, civil society, and activists.
There is an increasing number of data portals, but their quality and functioning are uneven, and there is no internationally agreed framework. How can we improve data portals?
Foreign Policy’s recent “Her Power Summit” reminded us that, while mastering the complexities of gender data is crucial, it is equally important to recognize the leaders charting the course to a more data-equitable world, and the barriers they often face.
The Generation Equality Forum defined bold commitments to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment across the globe, launching a global 5-year action plan backed by $40-billion in new funding.
This publication details the Open Data Watch research methodology behind the series of reports on “Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability” in Africa, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Asia and the Pacitic.
Accurate, timely data during the coronavirus pandemic guides decisions on limiting transmission and allocating resources. But what are the drawbacks, merits, accessibility, and biases of coronavirus datasets, models and testing? What do we know about uptake of coronavirus data? What can we learn from changing demand for data?
In 2019, Open Data Watch (ODW) had its most eventful year yet. We expanded our efforts to provide technical assistance on open data to countries around the world. We launched new projects on gender data and microdata. We collaborated with new partners, such as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and engaged more national…
The effectiveness of websites or data portals maintained by National Statistical Offices depends whether data users are aware of their existence and contents, and whether they are monitored and managed to assure that users can readily find what they are seeking…
OPEN DATA MATTERS we are development data experts promoting data openness and completeness SPOTLIGHT OUR WORK Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit organization working at the intersection of open data and official statistics. Our work supports the implementation of change in the production and management of official statistical data. Concentrating efforts in three areas –…