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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 2021 findings. The post Snapshot: Updated price of 1 GB of mobile data across the...

Virtually all Caribbean countries have asserted their desire to become digital economies and to varying degrees, they have undertaken efforts to achieve it. However, it could be argued that the approach that is being employed is circuitous and inefficient, and there are far more effective ways to achieve the stated goal. The post A siloed approach...

At the recently held CANTO conference and trade exhibition, telecom operators, regulators and content providers were encouraged to help more in fostering the internet in the Caribbean region. We discuss some of the views shared and offer another perspective on how the issue could be approached. The post Narrowing the digital divide and...

Although the speed of digital transformation seemed to have slowed down across the Caribbean region, it is still happening with impressive growth in IT and ICT investment being projected. We thus highlight five trends that are having an impact on digital transformation in the region and worldwide. The post 5 key digital transformation trends in...

Trevor Forrest, of 876 Solutions, sheds some light on digital IDs, including: Why is it becoming increasingly important to have a digital ID? What are the benefits of having a digital ID? What can countries do to develop trust in digital ID? And what is the potential and what could be the implications of heightened surveillance via digital IDs...

A few years ago, ‘digital transformation’ was not just a popular buzz phrase in the Caribbean region, it also signified the urgent and major paradigm shift in the use of ICT and technology that both the private and public sectors needed to undertake. Now, digital transformation is not mentioned as often, but does it mean the effort has been...

UN Global Pulse - Big Data for Sustainable Development

In our recent blog, titled health data analytics for managing pandemics, we discussed how UN Global Pulse through Pulse Lab Jakarta has been collaborating with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to uncover COVID-19 data insights. Beyond data, this follow-up blog takes a different look — it focuses on the importance of partnerships, as a necessary...

7 June at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EEST Digital Public Goods are a fundamental pillar in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and driving the United Nations (UN) Roadmap for Digital Co-operation. UN Global Pulse has been working...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Open Knowledge Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of a global open call for proposals as part of the EITI Datathon: Innovative solutions for a data-driven energy transition. The Datathon is organised by the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative, which partnered with OKF and Thibi to deliver the event. The applicants...

On 24 June we hosted a conversation with the Lacuna Fund about datasets for climate change where we heard all about the Lacuna Fund’s recently launched Request for Proposals around Datasets for Climate Applications. We were joined by climate data users and creators from around the globe. This conversation is a part of Open Knowledge Foundation...