Open Data for Development: Building an Inclusive Data Revolution

December 07, 2016 by

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As part of its vision to harness open data to further global goals and improve peoples' lives in developing countries, the Open Data for Development program for 2015-2016 has five objectives: -To help developing-country governments, entrepreneurs, and civil society create a global action plan to harness Open Data for Development; -To support governments to plan, execute, and manage national open data initiatives; -To increase reuse of open data by supporting appropriate data standards, guidelines, solution-driven applications, and demand-side capacity, helping to bring about social and economic innovation; -To better understand the relationship between open data initiatives and socio-economic development, informing the quality and reach of future open data initiatives; and -To build the institutional capacity and long-term sustainability of the Open Data for Development network.