Open Data photo by Descrier, CC BY 2.0. “To increase integration and efficiency of an electronic-based system of governance in order to achieve clean, effective, transparent and accountable governance as well as to improve quality and reliability of public services.” This is the main reason for the issuance of the new Presidential Regulation Number 95 […]
What’s your web story?
This post was written by Nnenna Nwakanma, Web Foundation Interim Policy Director. I spent the first three months of my life without a name. Nobody wanted to give me one because I was a girl. Today I have my name as a web address. The web has given me a name. It has also given me […]
Join us and fight #ForTheWeb
The free and open web faces real challenges. More than half the world’s population still can’t get online. For the other half, the web’s benefits come with too many risks: to our privacy, our democracy, our rights. That’s why we’re launching a global campaign to connected everyone to a web that works for people. Our founder […]
Exploring Opportunities on Engaging Citizens with Open Contracting: Pilot Testing in Bandung City Government
The Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab in Jakarta, in collaboration with the World Bank, is working on a project that will demonstrate different ways in increasing citizen engagement with open contracting data. This is part of the World Bank programme implemented in the city of Bandung in Indonesia, that starts off with the disclosure of […]
Open Washing: digging deeper into the tough questions
This blog was written by James McKinney, Oscar Montiel and Ana Brandusescu and is based on a session on #openwashing at this year’s International Open Data Conference For the second time in history, the International Open Data Conference (IODC) opened a space for us to talk about #openwashing. The insights from IODC16 have been brilliantly summarised by Ana Brandusescu, also a host […]
Join us at the International Open Data Conference
This week we’re in Buenos Aires, Argentina for IODC18 — the International Open Data Conference. Taking place September 27-28, IODC brings the global open data community together to share, plan, and collaborate to make sure the future is open. We’ll be joining innovators, activists, researchers and policymakers to learn and to share our experiences working with […]
How we failed and what we learned: 3 lessons from the Jakarta Lab’s work on open data
This piece was written by Michael Cañares, Web Foundation Senior Research Manager. I was invited by Reboot, a civic innovation organisation, to speak at a Fail Fare session on civic technologies at the civil society day during the Open Government Summit held last July in Tbilisi, Georgia. A Fail Fare session is the opposite […]
Teenage clicks: can teens protect their privacy on social media?
This post was written by Michael Cañares, Web Foundation Senior Research Manager, and was originally published by the Web Foundation. “Sometimes, I feel like I don’t have privacy anymore. Even if I do not post often in my accounts, people will still see me in tagged posts, comments, from albums of someone else. Social media has […]
A warm welcome to our new team member!
2018 has so far brought exciting changes for the Jakarta Lab. We’ve wrapped up a project focused on gender-inclusive development, published new research on Data for Development, organised workshops to advance digital literacy for girls, and many more. Now, we’re welcoming a new member to our team! Starting September, Dinita Andriani Putri is joining us […]
Digital Literacy and Young Girls in Indonesia: Bridging the Gap
In July, we held a workshop, “Starting them Young”, for girls to help build their digital literacy skills and use these to tackle social issues. Understanding the problem of the digital divide Indonesia is one of the largest and most populous countries in the world; it is also the fastest growing country in terms of […]
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