Digital data offers a great many opportunities for development by enabling actors to strengthen decision-making processes, improve service delivery, elicit meaningful citizen participation, and increase responsiveness in humanitarian services. At the same time, it can generate new forms of exclusion, new methods of surveillance and threatens individual privacy. In a new report, Data for Development: What’s […]
Archives for March 2018
The web is under threat. Join us and fight for it.
Today, March 12, is the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday. Here’s a message from our founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee on what we need to ensure that everyone has access to a web worth having. Today, the World Wide Web turns 29. This year marks a milestone in the web’s history: for the […]
Using Open Data to Make Development More Inclusive for Women
This post was written by the Open Data Labs’ Strategic Partnerships and Outreach Manager, Louis Susanty, together with our Regional Research Manager for Asia, Michael Cañares. In 2017, we wanted to find out if providing women better access to government data can help them to proactively advocate for a more gender-inclusive development planning, budgeting, […]
Using Photography to Capture Data in Everyday Life
To celebrate Open Data Day 2018, we’re releasing our Lessons Learned Paper for the Data2Life. Life2Data. project As with the previous years, we’re celebrating Open Data Day – an annual celebration of open data all over the world. We’re doing it in two ways: we’re having a Twitter Q&A (ask us your #OpenData and #DataEmpowerment […]