Practical Insights on Open Data

We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

Published on: Dec 06 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
And not just to use it, but to use it well. Too often in development work, there is an expectation that people will supply you with their data but no feeling of...
Apply Now! 1 Million Euros for African ICT4D Projects Supporting the SDGs

Apply Now! 1 Million Euros for African ICT4D Projects Supporting the SDGs

Published on: Jul 23 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Are you working on a digital development solution to support the Sustainable Development Goals in one of the 14 partner countries of the Belgian bilateral cooperation?...
Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Published on: Jul 16 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?
What does data-driven agricultural development in Nepal and Cambodia have in common? Yes, rice is a staple in both national cuisines (and experimental data shows...
The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

Published on: Jun 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, the United States launched the data.gov portal. Since then there has been a rapid increase in the systematic opening of government data around the world....
We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

Published on: May 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming on May 25th and you should be worried. If you operate in the EU or focus on EU-based clients, then the sweeping...
DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

Published on: Apr 23 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World
I’m Frances Sibbet, the Digital Service Lead at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This is the lightning talk I delivered at the Digital...
Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 31 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads
UNESCO, in partnership with Pearson, has released the final batch of case studies of digital solutions that are inclusive for people with low skills and low...
How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

Published on: Mar 29 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
If the last ten years are an indicator of what to expect in the coming ten years, data will be one of the most sought-after commodities for measuring success in...
Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Published on: Feb 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In the last few days, there has been a lot of hand-wringing after Strava, a run tracking app, published a global heat map of its users’ exercise paths. As it...
4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

Published on: Jul 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture
The agriculture sector is creating increasing amounts of data, from many different sources. From tractors equipped with GPS tracking, to open data released by government...