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Post-2015 and the Data Revolution.

I recently had the honour of participating in the Dialogue on Data for accountability within the post-2015 agenda framework earlier this year in New York.  Organised by the UNDP, it…

The Open Data Delusion

The open data movement has grown exponentially in a relatively short period of time. Many countries and cities have been rolling out initiatives and embracing the potential value that comes…

Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu

This is a cross-post from Global Integrity Submitted by Nathaniel Heller on 21 February , 2014 - 12:53 PM - Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu The great…

Open Institute Launches the Open Duka Platform

The Open Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Duka platform. Open Duka was conceptualised as a catalytic tool for transparency, accountability and governance. As a tool, Open…

When it comes to aid transparency, there’s something more important than data

This is a Post written by Jennifer Lentfer for OXFAM America Tech geek proclaims the unthinkable! Says that when it comes to aid transparency, “There’s something more important than data.” “Even…

APRM, OGP, What’s The Plan?

In May 2013, delegates convened in Mombasa for the first OGP Africa Regional Meeting; a two-day conference that brought together representatives from Civil Society Organisations, Academia, Open Government Partnership participating…

Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative

The Open Institute is excited to announce the Global Open Data Initiative, which it is spearheading together with the Sunlight Foundation, Worldwide Web Foundation, Open Knowledge Foundation and Fundar. The Open…

Lessons from KODI: Completing the Job

  Perhaps to answer the question we should start by reviewing what we hoped to do when we started the process. The KODI task force had four streams of activities:…

Code4Kenya Launch

Below the speech delivered by Jay Bhalla, Executive Director of The Open Institute Trust, during the Code4Kenya Launch Event held on the 24th of January 2013. A very good morning…

GotToVote! A way to bring Open Data to the ground

The Open Institute is really proud to have helped birth an exciting new viral web campaign that is driving Kenyans to register and go vote.The GotToVote! campaign is the latest…