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What are the effects of open development?

on August 4th, 2011 at 3:44:04 PM

At "Open Data for Development Camp" in Amsterdam, Marijn Rijken of the Dutch research institute TNO presented on "open data opportunities in development". Together, we're now drafting a research proposal to gather answers on pertinent questions around open data in development: “What are the social, organizational, technological, financial and legal effects of open development?”. It's part of our efforts to build network as the basis for a Dutch knowledge platform.

TNO has done similar sector-wide research around open data in other sectors, and would like to take the existing research in this

"World Bank Institute: We're also the data bank"

on June 27th, 2011 at 2:45:50 PM

At the Activate Conference, Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute gave a brief overview about their first experiences with open data (their data catalogue website gets more visitors than their home page now, and Google translated the top indicators they saw people were searching for into 39 languages), and how they hope to connect their aggregate data with the detailed service delivery we can now collect and make available, to build a "Yelp for Development".