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

Big data, which is large datasets generated from digital devices and sensors (e.g. social media, mobile data and remote sensing data) are creating new possibilities to transform development research and policy. However, such data are usually decontextualized data which decrease the meaning and value that can be extracted from it. More traditional...

From our joint policy research with UN Women that looked at the gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro and small businesses in Indonesia, we learned that women business owners have fewer coping strategies compared to men. To keep their businesses afloat, more women are using a range of digital tools — from digital platforms...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising over 300 events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to the generous support of this year’s mini-grant funders –Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for Disaster...

Have you used Frictionless Data documentation in the past and been confused or wanted more examples? Are you a brand new Frictionless Data user looking to get started learning?  We invite you all to visit our new and improved documentation portal. Thanks to a fund that the Open Knowledge Foundation was awarded from the Open Data Institute, we...

Open Knowledge Foundation are partnering with the Publications Office of the European Union for EU Open Data Days, an event to bring the benefits of open data and its reuse to the EU public sector. Below you can find details about the event in a press release republished from the Publications Office. Participate in the first edition of the EU...

This blogpost is republished from the original with kind permission from Liliana Bounegru. The first edition of the Data Journalism Handbook started life at the 2011 Mozilla Festival(see Open Knowledge Foundation’s Flickr album for more photos from the event) Today The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice (which I...

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ICT-Pulse

In 2019, Facebook experienced a major breach, with the personal data for hundreds of millions of users being leaked online, but it appears the leak only became publicly known in April 2021. The post 3 reasons why you need to revisit your security settings in light of the recent Facebook data leak first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading...

In this episode, and with digital economy strategist, Tracy Hackshaw, we get an update on the Internet Governance issues that being discussed internationally, many of which are likely affect how we perceive and use the Internet in the future. We also discuss the state of the Caribbean digital economy, and what should be the priorities of the...

More Caribbean countries are moving towards establishing digital ID systems. Although likely benefits are known, there are several potential issues and challenge, such as with regard to privacy, data protection and the use by law enforcement, that tend not to be as widely discussed.   Over the past five or so years, there has been […]...