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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


ICT-Pulse

The results of a global study on the price of 1 GB of mobile data were recently published. Here we examine the results reported for the 31 Caribbean countries included in the exercise, and discuss the results. Additionally, we compare the current data with the 2020 findings. The post Snapshot: Updated price of 1 GB of mobile data across the...

Digital transactions and payments are on the rise on the Caribbean, but it is nowhere near to replacing cash as the preferred mode of doing business. We outline five reasons why that is the case. The post 5 reasons why cash is still king in the Caribbean, although digital payments are on the rise first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading...

Although there has been a growing demand for data analysts globally, there has also been wide debate about whether it is better to be a data analytics generalist or specialist. The post Data analytics generalist or specialist: Which one is better? first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading technology blog in the Caribbean.

These days, Universal Access and/or Service Funds are increasingly being used in ways outside of their initial purpose, which it could be argued is widening the digital divide. The post The politics of Universal Service Funds and the widening digital divide first appeared on ICT Pulse – The leading technology blog in the Caribbean.

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...

UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

‘You can’t have your cake and eat it too’ is an expression we are all too familiar with. This makes cake a “rival” good in the language of economics, meaning the use of the good by someone precludes someone else from using it as well. Data on the other hand is a “nonrival” good, which means that it can be used simultaneously by many, making it an...

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

We are pleased to announce that Open Data Day 2022 will take place on Saturday 5th March 2022. Open Data Day is an annual, global celebration of open data. Each year, groups from around the world create local events to show the benefits of open data in their local community and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business...

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...