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Supporting sustainable development with open data. In 2015, the United Nations will gather governments, civil society groups and international NGOs from around the world to decide on global development priorities for the next 15 years.

Supporting sustainable development with open data

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will address major global issues of justice, human rights, social inclusion, prosperity and the environment. This is a critical time for country governments, donors, business, NGOs, academia and the open data community to consider how open data can be applied to achieve development targets. While open data can be used to benefit many areas, this report identifies three where it could have a significant impact in the next development agenda and beyond. Open data can: i) more effectively target aid money and improve development programmes, ii) track development progress and prevent corruption, and iii) contribute to innovation, job creation and economic growth. Making aid more effective in Nepal. Written by The Open Data Institute Nepal is currently focusing on building transparent and accountable public institutions following a period of disruptive civil war.

Making aid more effective in Nepal

By 2013-14, foreign aid represented 22% of the national budget and financed most development spending. NGOs, journalists and civil society have demanded more comprehensive, timely and detailed information on aid flows, particularly geographic information, to show where money is being directed. In June 2013, the Aid Management Platform was launched by the Ministry of Finance to assist efforts aimed at monitoring aid and budget spending. Open data businesses - an oxymoron or a new model? Written by Mor Rubinstein Christian Villum Building a business based on open data may seem counterintuitive, but new models are emerging with greater frequency and demonstrating how to integrate open data into a business operation in a useful and profitable manner.

Open data businesses - an oxymoron or a new model?

Welcome - the Datahub. The DC GIS Open Data Site. Eurostat Home. Resources — Responsible Data Forum. Courses. Datasets. Database / SOVA. We invite readers to use our new, publicly accessible database.

Database / SOVA

The given data covers incidents of hate crimes and violent acts of vandalism (but not propaganda), and also any convictions on any article of the Criminal Code relating to "extremism. " Data are systematically introduced beginning in early 2010, and are available beginning with the month three months prior to the request. Tips for working with the database are given once a user logs in. Acts of violence Vandalism Sentences. About Ushahidi - Ushahidi. Open Development. Place overview. Open Data's Impact - The Govlab. Open Data's Impact - The Govlab. Benefits to Charities Outside of government, probably the heaviest users of the T3010 data set have been charities themselves.

Open Data's Impact - The Govlab

One of the earliest nonprofit users of the data set, Imagine Canada, has been working with the data since the early 1990s. In the beginning, the data was used as a population count of charitable organizations, and an indicator of the key areas covered by the T3010, such as the charitable activities, revenues, expenditure, size, location and distribution – enabling a macro-level view of the philanthropic sector that still provides value today. Over time, Imagine Canada’s use of the data has become both heavier and more complex. “I use [the T3010 data] for everything from a sampling frame for survey work, to … a data source for answering policy-relevant questions, to being able to tell people what’s going on in the charitable sector in a given province. Philanthropic Foundations of Canada (PFC) is also a heavy user of the data set. Enabling New Streams of Research. The Open Database Of The Corporate World.

Open Data for Development - Home. Region of focus: Global Duration: 24 monthsFunding: CA$8 millionLaunched: January 2015 The Open Data for Development (OD4D) program brings together a network of leading implementing partners who have a wealth of experience in developing countries.

Open Data for Development - Home

Together, they are harnessing open data initiatives to enhance transparency and accountability, and to facilitate public service delivery and citizen participation. The goal of the OD4D program is to scale innovations that are working, and to strengthen coordination among other open data initiatives to ensure they benefit people in developing countries. Partnership objectives The OD4D program’s global network will facilitate and scale innovative approaches to open data to ensure benefits reach citizens in developing countries. The program has five objectives: Other Links: Exploring the emerging impacts of open data in developing countries. UNdata. Make charts and dashboards online. Responsible Data Forum — A series of collaborative events, convened to develop useful tools and strategies for dealing with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy.

Map Your World's Data. School of Data - Evidence is Power. The Open Data Handbook.