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Advocating for a fair and open Latin America: A Q&A with ILDA
ILDA is a Latin American research organization based in Uruguay that promotes ethical uses of data to address public policy issues. Current projects include Empatia, a partnership with Latam Digital Center that investigates the use of AI to solve public...Read more
A warm welcome to our regional hubs
A hub, according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, is “the central and most important part of an area, system, activity, etc. which all the other parts are connected to.” For the Global Data Barometer, regional hubs constitute a...Read more
How granular local studies enrich GDB
We have an ambitious objective here at the Global Data Barometer: To map the landscape of data for public good. To do so, we’ll be gathering information about data governance, capability, availability, and use and impact in 100+ countries....Read more
Learning from Open Data Barometer
As we prepare to bring the Global Data Barometer into the field for the first time, we’ve been thinking a lot about impact. It’s important to us that the evidence we gather is useful: we want to inform global...Read more
A Global Data Barometer Progress Update
Now that the full Global Data Barometer project has been up and running for two months, I wanted to share some thoughts about where we have come from, where we have got to, and where we’re headed in the...Read more
Why become a regional hub with the Global Data Barometer?
The Global Data Barometer is seeking expressions of interest for regional hubs to join our global research network, coordinating country research next year in Central Asia, Eastern Partnership, European Union member countries, the Western Balkans & Turkey, and Australia, New...Read more
Introducing the Global Data Barometer Team
On 1st July Phase 1 of the Global Data Barometer formally began, as our anchor grant from Canada’s IDRC was agreed, and the core project team were able to get started. After almost a year of scoping and development, we’re...Read more
Reporting back on our first design workshop
Discussions about open data, big data, data protection and data for development have been a growing theme in both civil society and public sector dialogue over the last decade. Yet, for all the arguments about the value of data,...Read more
Tracking responsible re-use of data
The Global Data Barometer was included among a set of projects discussed as part of a Rockefeller Foundation conference on ‘Designing a Responsible Future for Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ hosted at the Bellagio Center in Italy earlier this month. Many of the...Read more
Designing a renewed Data Barometer
The first edition of the Open Data Barometer (ODB) was first launched in 2013, providing a global snapshot of how countries around the world were engaging with open data. The ODB was based around three areas: Readiness Implementation; and Impact and it was...Read more
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