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Mapping open data governance models: Who makes decisions about government data and how?

Different countries have different models to govern and administer their open data activities.Ana Brandusescu, Danny Lämmerhirt and Stefaan Verhulst call for a systematic and comparative investigation of the different governance models for open data policy and publication. (cross posted from Open Knowledge International Blog) The Challenge An important value proposition behind open data involves increased […]

Smarter Health: Boosting Analytical Capacity in Healthcare

Report by Beth Noveck, Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young, Maria Hermosilla, Anirudh Dinesh  and Juliet McMurren: “Public institutions such as the National Health Service in England increasingly want—and are expected—to base their actions on nationally agreed standards rather than anecdote. The collection and analysis of data, when done responsibly and in a trusted manner, has the […]

Data Justice Network

Press Release: “The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has launched the Data Justice Network (datajustice.us).  The website fosters peer-to-peer learning among criminal justice practitioners and policymakers and helps officials get fast and comprehensive answers to their questions about how to make better use of data to reduce incarceration and […]

The GovLab Selected Readings on Algorithmic Scrutiny

By Prianka Srinivasan, Andrew Young and Stefaan Verhulst As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition, we explore […]

How Companies are using Open Data to Innovate and Grow in Canada: OD 150 Canada now live

In order to demonstrate the value of open data as an asset for economic growth and job creation, the GovLab launched a platform and global network of countries tracking the impact of opening their data on entrepreneurship: opendata500.com. The project gets beyond the usual discussion of the supply side, namely “how many data sets have been […]

Launching DataCollaboratives.org –  A New Resource on Creating Public Value by Exchanging Data

See Press Release Recent years have seen exponential growth in the amount of data being generated and stored around the world. There is increasing recognition that this data can play a key role in solving some of the most difficult public problems we face. However, much of the potentially useful data is currently privately held and […]

Compilation of Predictions for 2017

Curated by Robert Montano, Prianka Srinivasan, Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew Young It’s the season of predictions. As we usher in the new year, what will 2017 or 2070 be like? In our on-going attempt to identify the signal in the noise, we reviewed many annual forecasts and selected some of the most relevant to governance innovation. […]

Case Studies on Open Data for Developing Economies Now Open for Review – Calling Experts on Cambodia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Paraguay and Uganda

Today, the GovLab is opening for peer review the remaining draft case studies from the Open Data for Developing Economies project, a collaboration with USAID, FHI 360’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) and the Web Foundation. The seven case studies being made available today follow the opening of the project’s final report and […]

Toward Evidence-Based Open Governance by Curating and Exchanging Research: OGRX 2.0

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) is a platform that seeks to identify, collect and share curated insights on new ways of solving public problems. It was created last year by the GovLab, World Bank Digital Engagement Evaluation Team and mySociety. Today, while more than 3000 representatives from more than 70 countries are gathering in Paris […]