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


World Bank ICT4D

Photo: Dasan Bobo/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic growth and environment sustainability. African food market continues to grow. It is estimated that African food markets will triple to US$1 trillion from its current US$300 billion...

The Governance Lab @ NYU

The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is pleased to announce the launch of the CrowdLaw Catalog, a compendium of real-world examples from 39 countries and six continents demonstrating how legislatures, parliaments, city councils, and public bodies around the world are leveraging technology to involve more people in the process of...

The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is pleased to host Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute, for its next Ideas Lunch, where she will discuss how data portability has been regulated in the United Kingdom and Europe, and what governments, businesses and people need to do to strike the balance between its risks and benefits...

We live in an increasingly quantified world, one where data is driving key decisions. Data is claimed to provide the new competitive advantage for business, while making policy more evidence based. Yet, paradoxically, even as our reliance on data increases and the call for agile, data-driven decision making becomes more pronounced, the...

World Bank Open Data

A colleague stopped me by the elevators while I was leaving the office. “Do you know of any paper on (some complicated adjustment) of standard errors?” I tried to remember, but nothing came to mind – “No, why do you need it?” “A reviewer is asking for a correction.” I mechanically took off my glasses and started to rub my eyes – “But...

Photo Credit: The Crowd and The Cloud The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank Development Data Group are pleased to announce that applications are now open for a third round of support for innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. This follows two previous rounds of funding...

Few will argue against the idea that data is essential for the design of effective policies. Every international development organization emphasizes the importance of data for development. Nevertheless, raising funds for data-related activities remains a major challenge for development practitioners, particularly for research on techniques for...

Download PDF (30Mb) / View Online “The World Bank is one of the world’s largest producers of development data and research. But our responsibility does not stop with making these global public goods available; we need to make them understandable to a general audience. When both the public and policy makers share an evidence-based view of...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

This blog has been translated from the original post at https://sv.okfn.org/2018/03/23/datos-abiertos-e-investigacion-manos-a-la-obra This blog is part of the event report series on International Open Data Day 2018. On Saturday 3 March, groups from around the world organised over 400 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. 45...

The Fiscal Data Package is a lightweight and user-oriented format for publishing and consuming fiscal data. Fiscal Data Packages are made of simple and universal components, are extremely flexible, can be produced from ordinary spreadsheet software and used in any environment. This specification started about five years ago with a first version (...