Documents & Research Library

The Caribbean Open Institute maintains an electronic library of documents relating to Caribbean Open Data and Communications issues, topics and interests, including presentations, short papers, articles and other relevant documents. We have also compiled a growing reference catalog of current and emerging research on Open Data and Open Institutional approaches. Access the Research Library

Titlesort descending Abstract Author Date Published
A Review of Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Open Data in the Caribbean

This report was done for the Public Sector Information online: towards a Global policy framework workshop held at the Internet Governance Forum Nairobi, Kenya 2011.
Of the 16 Caribbean states, 7 have enacted freedom of information legislation and 4 have Data Protection legislation. There are however a few open data databases that have been identified in several countries. These tend to be from academic institutions and government projects and many are industry specific (e.g. focused on agriculture and fisheries).

Keisha C Taylor

Sep,2011 Read More...

Agriculture Digital Services Strategic Initiative (Final Report)

This “Agriculture Digital Service” strategic initiative has sought to explore how “openness” could be applied to assist in overcoming structural constraints that inhibit the scale necessary to more effectively service Jamaica’s agricultural community.In pursuit of this objective the strategic initiatives is applying emergent best practice in government digital services field--as championed by leading organizations like the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service and City of Buenos Aires’s CTO office--and an evolving theory of change for how data collaborations facilitated by shared open infrastructure can enable access to and the creation of high quality agricultural data assets and information services. The outcomes were that the initiative would aid in the closing of existing data gaps, improve the information available to actors throughout the agricultural sector and explore the implications of an increasing digital and connected public service on data privacy and ownership rights of farmers.

The goals of strategic initiative are defined by three pillars:
● The development of a technology platform that respects RADA’s responsibility as custodian of the farmer registry while better aligning with the information needs of data consumers across the MInistry of Agriculture and external to the Government of Jamaica.
● The design of consent models that facilitate active participation of farming communities in decisions about how data about them is being used.
● Influencing the ongoing policy discussion on open data and data privacy within the Government of Jamaica through lessons learned and pilot demonstrations

With the funding support of the International Development Research Centre of Canada under the OD4D program, SlashRoots undertook this Agriculture Strategic initiative with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority. This report provides a summary of the body of work that was undertaken by the SlashRoots team between January 2016 - November 2016. This document provides an overview of the process, findings and lessons learned from SlashRoots’ engagement over the project period.

Caribbean Open Institute / Slashroots Foundation

Feb,2017 Read More...

AYITIC - Digital Curriculum & Course Design

This Curriculum and attendant courses described in this document are informed by Research conducted under the project - Ayitic Goes Global - that seeks to empower young women in Haiti with the digital skills to qualify them for online jobs. The Curriculum design adopts a competency-based approach to course development and delivery and adapts the DigComp II Digital Literacy competency framework for this purpose.

Caribbean Open Institute

Jan,2018 Read More...

Big Data for Development: Awareness, Motivations, Barriers and Attitudes towards exploiting Its Value

This report summarises the findings of a business survey conducted by the Mona School of Business and Management between January 1 and February 15, 2020, which sought to determine Big Data capabilities, attitudes and value opportunities among Jamaican organizations across the public and private sectors. A total of 40 organizations, largely private sector companies, completed the survey. Findings and insights from the study indicate significant value opportunities for Jamaican organizations to work in collaboration with Academia to fully exploit Big Data assets.

Mona School of Business & Management

May,2020 Read More...

CASE STUDY – TellYourMP (#TellYourMPjm)

TellYourMPjm is a pilot initiative in participatory budgeting that seeks to make the local budgeting consultations—and public consultations in general—more accessible for everyone, by using ICT to lower access barriers, broaden the base of participation and foster a more informed, engaged and active citizen participation

Caribbean Open Institute

Oct,2019 Read More...

Code-for-the-Caribbean - Design Research Initial Findings

Presentation to RADA-CftC Fellowship Steering Committee to share design research early findings and discuss opportunities for intervention and prioritization.

Code-for-the-Caribbean

Sep,2013 Read More...

Code-for-the-Caribbean - Interim Report

Interim Report on the Code-for-the Caribbean Fellowship engagement with RADA

Code-for-the-Caribbean

Sep,2013 Read More...

Code-for-the-Caribbean - Guide to Launching Innovation Fellowships

The popularity of innovation fellowships has never been greater.Around the globe, enterprising, civic minded individuals seeking to increase the capacity of civic organizations to operate and of citizens to engage with them are designing fellowship programs to support their goals.

This report is an attempt to share insight into the design of innovation fellowships.It is co-designed with the sta! and mentors of Code for the Caribbean and Reboot, based on both direct experience and interviews with fellows and fellowship administrators past and present, as well as a literature review of the current public documents around innovation fellowships.

Reboot; Code-for-the-Caribbean

Aug,2013 Read More...

Constituency Development Fund Participatory Budgeting - Tell Your MP - Project Report

This report documents the Tell Your MP” initiative (TYMP) model developed through a human-centred design process with stakeholders in the constituency, lessons learned from its inaugural pilot, and recommendations for improvements to the programme model.

Slashroots

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Data Visualization in Review

Report from an IDRC study that assesses the potential of data visualization to assist in effectively communicating research for influence. Related documents include a practical tip sheet was also produced which provides hints to help design effective visualizations. The study is available in French and English, and the tip sheet is also available in Spanish.
Data Visualization in Review: Summary Report
- http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Summary-Report-English-Final-7-May-2012.pdf

IDRC’s Data Visualization Review by an Infographics Expert
- http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Amanda-Cox-report-Final-English-07-May-2...

Redesigned IDRC Visualizations
- http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Redesigned-Evaluations-Final-English-07-...

10 Data Visualization Tips (read the Spanish version)
- http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Documents/Quick-tips-English-22-May-2012.pdf
- Spanish Version: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Programs/Evaluation/Documents/Quick-tips-Spanish-1...

International Development Research Center

Aug,2012 Read More...