Open News, Events, Blogs


The COIWeb aggregates news, opinions and developments from various research sources around the world, including:    
  • The Open Data Research Network  hosted by the Web Foundation, 
  • World Bank Open Data & ICT4D Blogs
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • GovLabs @ NYU


UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

Author: Katherine HoffmannPhoto credits: Search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean. ©MOAS.eu2016 (Photo: Christian Werner)Image: Related Section: Pulse Lab New York

The SDG Action Campaign, UN Global Pulse, and Microsoft host the fourth annual Data PlaygroundAn evening reception showcasing data and technology innovations for the SDGsThursday 21st September 2017Microsoft Technology Centre, Times Square, New York6.00pm: Welcome and Remarks6.30 – 9:30pm: Data Playground & Breakout SessionsDate: Thu,...

Author: Felicia VacareluUN Global Pulse and UNHCR published today a white paper entitled “Social Media and Forced Displacement: Big Data Analytics & Machine-Learning.” The paper is the result of an experimental project conducted by the two agencies to inform the viability of using Twitter data for understanding trends in the Europe...

World Bank Open Data

The World Bank Group collects and analyzes feedback of its stakeholders systematically—on a three-year cycle—in all client countries. The Country Opinion Survey data helps the institution better understand local development context, enhance stakeholder engagement and partnerships, and improve its results on the ground. Tracking stakeholder...

pre { display: block; font-family: "Courier New"; white-space: pre; margin: 1em 0; } Last January 2017, the World Bank launched TCdata360, a new open data platform that features more than 2,000 trade and competitiveness indicators from 40+ data sources inside and outside the World Bank Group. Users of the website can compare...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Energy is fundamental to any development. The National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL) whose task is the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the Burkinabè population, works hard to enable citizens to benefit from this as an important resource. However, it is clear that SONABEL hardly fulfills this mission:...

This press release has been reposted from the FutureTDM website Text and data mining – using algorithms to analyse content in ways that would be impossible for humans – is shaping up to be a vital research tool of the 21st century. But Europe lags behind other parts of the world in adopting these new technologies. The FutureTDM project has just...

Today, OpenBudgets officially launches its fiscal transparency platform. Using OpenBudgets.eu journalists, civil servants, and data scientists can process, analyse, and explore the nature and relevance of fiscal data. The platform offers a toolbox to everyone who wants to upload, visualise and analyse fiscal data. From easy to use visualisations ...

ICT-Pulse

A brief discussion on the need to be more vigilant in our data back-up choices in the Caribbean, especially during...

The Governance Lab @ NYU

The GovLab and FBK Launch OD200 Italy, the First and Only Comprehensive Mapping of Open Data Use in Italy Are companies embracing the use of open government data? How, why and what data is being leveraged? To answer these questions, the GovLab started a project three years ago, Open Data 500, to map and assess — in a comparative manner,...