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

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

This blog post is part of our summer series featuring updates from local groups across the Open Knowledge Network. This post was submitted by the Czech Republic Open Knowledge team.  In the Czech Republic, the Open Knowledge local chapter is led by the Otakar Motejl Fund, an NGO focused on government transparency and civic participation. Spring...

Opening up India’s laws – the journey of Nyaaya.in, a non-profit legal tech organization in India India seems to fare reasonably well on ‘open data’ and ‘open government’ indicators.  However its abysmal record with respect to enforcement of rights and its civil and criminal justice systems points towards an inability to use this information...

The Governance Lab @ NYU

New Report Provides Framework to Understand Evidence and Improve Future Open Data Initiatives; Expands Insights and Practices Gathered from 12 Case Studies of Developing Economies; Identifies 27 Success Factors in a Unique Periodic Table of Open Data; and Offers Recommendations BROOKLYN, New York –Today, The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon...

UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

(New York, USA) UN Global Pulse and Western Digital invite you to attend an evening event at Date: Tue, 2017-08-01 18:30 to 20:30

(Arusha, Tanzania) The third Data Science in Africa summer school and workshop will take place from 17 - 21 July in Arusha, Tanzania. This year, the conference is being organized by the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in collaboration with Makerere University and Pulse Lab Kampala, Dedan Kimathi University of...

World Bank Open Data

Claire Melamed of the GPSDD & Mahmoud Mohieldin of the World Bank at the High Level Political Forum 2017Following a successful round of pilot funding for development data innovation projects last year, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) has announced a second funding round for data for development projects, to open...

Data on the size and wellbeing of the world’s populations are among the most widely accessed information on the World Bank’s Data pages. Today we’re releasing a revamped Health, Nutrition & Population (HNP) Data portal which offers a quick look at over 250 indicators covering topics such as health financing and the health workforce;...

Open Data for Developing Countries

  The first African Francophone Conference on Open Data (CAFDO 2017) was held June 1 -3 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso under the title « Open Data to achieve sustainable development goals ».   With over 100 participants, 12 sessions and workshops, and a data camp, the CAFDO conference was truly a regional gathering organized by the...

By: Gillian Whitworth and Emily Petterson, Open Data Institute   Context Data literacy has a vital role to play in providing social and economic benefit and developing services to citizens. Building the skills of the wider population, particularly in children and young adults, is essential to creating a population that understands, and can...

ICT-Pulse

In a scenario where prepaid data is your only option for Internet connectivity, it can be still a challenge to...