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Dutch development data and results online

on September 13th, 2011 at 11:37:16 AM

Today, Ben Knapen, the Dutch State Secretary for development cooperation, presented the  "Resultatenrapportage", the "reporting of results" on Dutch efforts in development aid in the period 2009-2010 . He used the occassion to also present the first release of Dutch government data in the IATI standard format, making The Netherlands the fifth signatory to deliver on its commitment for phase 1 of the IATI agreement.

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