What is Open Data Partnership for Development?

The Open Data Partnership for Development (ODP4D) is a partnership between The World Bank, Open Data Institute and Open Knowledge Foundation. Initial funding of $1.25 million in the first year comes from The World Bank’s Development Grant Facility. We are actively seeking additional partners to join our efforts.

What are the Partnership objectives?

1. Supporting developing countries to plan, execute and run open data initiatives

Officials in developing countries are recognizing the potential impacts of open data. They are looking for a range of support to assess their current readiness and to plan and execute national open data strategies.

2. Increase re-use of open data in developing countries

Create data standards, guidelines, regional networks and demand-side capacity. Data should be in a usable, well documented form, and there has to be an ecosystem of skills, support and peer learning to help bring about social and economic innovation.

3. Grow the base of evidence on the impact of open data for development

There needs to be a credible evidence base focused on developing countries and socio-economic development in order to both win the support of officials and to better execute future open data initiatives.

Where will the Open Data Partnership for Development be implemented?

The ODP4D’s activities will be directed towards developing countries, as defined by The World Bank.

What will the programmes entail?

The objectives of the programme are to support developing countries to plan, execute and run open data initiatives, to increase re-use of open data in developing countries, to develop an ecosystem of skills, support and peer-learning, and grow the base of evidence on the impact of open data for development.

Open Data Institute and Open Knowledge Foundation will co-lead a scoping, research, and communications plan. In addition, we will implement Open Data Readiness Assessments and create guidelines and standards. Concurrent training and networking programmes will be offered by each organization. We will collaborate on workshops, conferences and seminars, and widely communicate the stories, case-studies and outcomes.

Can you provide more details?

Announcement from the World Bank

Announcement from Open Data Institute

Announcement from Open Knowledge Foundation

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