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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 […]

Data responsibility: a new social good for the information age

Stefaan G. Verhulst in The Conversation Global and at TedX MidAtlantic: “…What is less discussed, however, is that most data remains locked up and proprietary, the private property of companies, governments and other organisations. This limits its public benefits. Data responsibility can help organisations break down these private barriers and share their proprietary data for the public […]

Making Open Data more evidence-based: Toward a user-centric and interdisciplinary research agenda to advance open data.

Reposted from IODC2016 (Spanish version) – by Stefaan G. Verhulst and Danny Lämmerhirt Key take-aways from the Measurement Action Track at IODC 2016 During the IODC 2016, the “Action Track: Measurement and Increasing Impact” sought to review the need and role of research for (scaling) open data practice and policy. The track was informed by the […]

NEW e-BOOK: The Global Impact of Open Data

Key Findings from Detailed Case Studies Around the World By Stefaan Verhulst, and Andrew Young Publisher: O’Reilly Released: September 2016 Open data has spurred economic innovation, social transformation, and fresh forms of political and government accountability in recent years, but few people understand how open data works. This comprehensive 459-page report, developed with support from Omidyar […]