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Is Open Data a goldmine for development?

Is Open Data a goldmine for development? | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“Open Data could be a “Swiss Army Knife” for modern government - a multi-use tool that can be used to increase transparency and accountability, to improve public services, to enhance government efficiency and to stimulate economic growth, business...”
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White House Posts Open Data Engagement Starter Guide | FEDweek IT

White House Posts Open Data Engagement Starter Guide | FEDweek IT | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has posted an open data engagement starter guide for federal agencies and others that may want [...] (White House posts Open Data engagement starter guide http://t.co/iuZdb6qyt4...”
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Britain leads the open data revolution – but sloppy economists must keep up - CITY A.M.

Britain leads the open data revolution – but sloppy economists must keep up - CITY A.M. | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“CITY A.M. Britain leads the open data revolution – but sloppy economists must keep up CITY A.M. Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available for everyone to use as they wish, without restriction.”
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Value Equations For Open Data - Markets For Good

Value Equations For Open Data - Markets For Good | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar, gives a quick dissection of the value equation for open data. As we sort through ways to make open data sust.
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Open data yields apps for the civic minded - San Francisco Chronicle

Open data yields apps for the civic minded - San Francisco Chronicle | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
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Open data yields apps for the civic minded
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Jay Nath, San Francisco's chief innovation officer, has a four-word mission statement: "More geeks in government." It's the new model for volunteerism.
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GSMA heralds booming mobile money deployments - Mobile World Live

GSMA heralds booming mobile money deployments - Mobile World Live | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
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GSMA heralds booming mobile money deployments
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LIVE FROM THE GSMA'S NFC & MOBILE MONEY SUMMIT, NEW YORK: There are now 208 mobile money for the unbanked services live in 83 countries, claims a new report from the GSMA.
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Open Data | drupal.org

This module is intended to help government websites to comply with the new US Government Open Data Policy. It accomplished this by providing a new 'Dataset' content type to an existing Drupal site, and exposing nodes of ...
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African Moms Go Digital for Better Healthcare

African Moms Go Digital for Better Healthcare | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“A new initiative that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa is being launched in September 2014 using digital technology. Gemalto, a digital securit...”
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The road to the smart city

The road to the smart city | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“The cities of the future will need to be 'smarter', but what does that mean and what's Scotland's role in building that future? (Enjoy the #SmartCities talk earlier at #Glasgow2014biz?”
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OKFestival: Business Models That Take Advantage of Open Data Opportunities - ProgrammableWeb

OKFestival: Business Models That Take Advantage of Open Data Opportunities - ProgrammableWeb | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
“OKFestival: Business Models That Take Advantage of Open Data Opportunities ProgrammableWeb At last week's OKFestival in Berlin, Kat Borlongan and Chloé Bonnet from Parisian open data startup Five By Five moderated an interactive speed-geek session...”
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How to turn open data into better government - The Guardian

How to turn open data into better government - The Guardian | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
The Guardian How to turn open data into better government The Guardian Open data is released to fulfil three principles: innovation (trade statistics, for example); greater transparency and public scrutiny (such as spending data); and improved...
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Somaliland: Mobile Money in a Dusty Land - Somaliland Sun

Somaliland: Mobile Money in a Dusty Land
Somaliland Sun
Mobile money—moving personal cash around via cell phones—is not a new phenomenon in East Africa.
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I keep saying this, Mobile Money is not banking but about making money more fluid. Somaliland success proves this point.

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NYC Uses Open Data for Public Good - Socrata

NYC Uses Open Data for Public Good - Socrata | Africa 3.0 | Scoop.it
NYC leverages the terabytes of public data it collects–everything from crime statistics to building permit data–to improve services for residents.
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Interesting usage of open data and mobile apps by NYC in their Digital Gov framework. African governments can implement this kind of Digital Government Initiative

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