OD4D Phase II

In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector. Open data – that is freely accessible, standardized, and easily readable data –– can help to increase transparency and accountability for governments, build new business opportunities and support technologies such as artificial intelligence, and also improve services for citizens and increase participation and evidence in addressing key development challenges. The Open Data for Development network of hubs and global initiatives help ensure the release of meaningful data, support the creation of effective policies around data use, and support local innovations that use data in ways that lead to better development in spaces like health, cities, agriculture and education. As the community and the work they are leading has matured, there are new opportunities and entry points to use the open data in meaningful ways to advance development outcomes and the Sustainable Development Goals. New opportunities to advance gender equality using open data are also emerging, such as mapping out how women and girls use government services in order to design more responsive services, and exploring how releasing better data on femicides can be a catalyst for developing new interventions to combat violence against women.

Building on the successful first phase of OD4D (2015-2017), a new phase of the program will leverage this leading global network to address sector specific demands and benefit the most marginalized in the Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. OD4D’s regional hubs will continue to provide technical support for governments, will support the development of relevant open data interventions, and support research into balanced policies, data standards and best practices. Building on a contribution of Global Affairs Canada to the program, the new phase of work will prioritize gender equality in support to Canada`s leadership in the Open Government Partnership, and support scaling of activities in least developed regions.

Project ID

108868

Project status

Active

Duration

22 months

IDRC Officer

Fernando Perini

Total funding

CA$ 1,432,312

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, South Asia, Far East Asia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Mexico, Middle East, Myanmar, North of Sahara, Philippines, Senegal, South of Sahara, South America, South of Sahara, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Viet Nam, West Indies

Program

Networked Economies, Open Data for Development

Project Leader

Michael Canares

Institution

The World Wide Web Foundation

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

http://www.webfoundation.org

Project Leader

Nagla Rizk

Institution

The American University in Cairo

Institution Country

Egypt

Institution Website

http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Project Leader

Silvana Fumega

Institution

Datos, Acceso a la Información y Transparencia

Institution Country

Uruguay

Institution Website

http://www.datauy.org

Project Leader

Muchiri Nyaggah

Institution

Local Development Research Institute

Institution Country

Kenya

Institution Website

http://www.developlocal.or

Project Leader

Fabrizio Scrollini

Institution

Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos

Institution Country

Uruguay

Institution Website

http://www.idatosabiertos.org