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The Benefits of Open Data – Evidence from Economic Research | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The Benefits of Open Data – Evidence from Economic Research | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | ict4d | Scoop.it

"Looking back on the Open Knowledge Festival 2012 in September, there’s an impression that openness is everywhere: There are working groups on Open Science and Open Linguistics, topic streams on Gender and Diversity in Openness, and events like Open Prom and Open Sauna. Open Knowledge and Open Data, it seems, are omnipresent.

 

Looking beyond the Open Knowledge community, however, the situation is very different. In Economics, for example, not many know what “open data”, “open access” or “Open Economics” exactly mean. Indeed, not many even care. A common reaction is: “Yes, it sounds interesting and important, but does it really matter? And why should I care about it?”"


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Blog Beat: Tanzania | The Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Blog Beat: Tanzania | The Transparency and Accountability Initiative | ict4d | Scoop.it
HakiElimu ties education within a broader mission to advance participation, accountability, transparency, and social justice. The tactics of using ICT tools for successful media and advocacy campaigns serve as a successful ...
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Searching for water in Tanzania

Searching for water in Tanzania | ict4d | Scoop.it
RT @rocketboy76: New blog post- Searching for #water in Tanzania with @mwaterco and #UNHabitat http://t.co/vs7nVSC4 #ICT4D...
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Corruption, business, civil society and the G20 | space for ...

Corruption, business, civil society and the G20 | space for ... | ict4d | Scoop.it
Civil society groups, including Transparency International, have been following the G20 process and emphasizing that a lack of integrity, transparency and accountability by both public and private actors significantly ...
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ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Microblogging in the classroom. From ...

ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Microblogging in the classroom. From ... | ict4d | Scoop.it
On June 8h, 2012, my colleague Agustí Cerrillo-Martínez and I are presenting a communication at the 3rd Conference on Law Education and Information and Communication Technologies. For the last two years we have ...
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Mobile Web West Africa

Mobile Web West Africa | ict4d | Scoop.it
RT @jpehouman: I'm so excited for MobileWestAfrica where I'll talk about opportunities in Francophone Africa http://t.co/CN31alok #mwa2012 #civTech #ict4D ...
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Unicef Joins Initiative for Greater Transparency About Its Aid Spending

allAfrica.com: Africa: Unicef Joins Initiative for Greater Transparency About Its Aid Spending | ict4d | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (Africa: Unicef Joins Initiative for Greater Transparency About Its Aid Spending: [Unicef]
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Accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s petroleum sector (3)

Last week, Friday, 23 March, 2012, we began the serialization of the Executive Summary Report of the Management Audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) carried out by World Bank (2000).
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Inveneo Awarded the Internet Now! Project in Uganda | Inveneo.org

Inveneo Awarded the Internet Now! Project in Uganda | Inveneo.org | ict4d | Scoop.it
RT @tmarente: RT @ICT_Works: .@inveneo Awarded the Internet Now!
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Getting to the Bottom of the Story with Theatre for Development | Soul Beat Africa

Getting to the Bottom of the Story with Theatre for Development | Soul Beat Africa | ict4d | Scoop.it
Information & Communication 4 Development: community theatre for development http://t.co/33DHkjxK #ict4d @Andrejcisneros...
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Tunisia: World Bank Charts ICT-Driven Roadmap – Analysis - Eurasia Review

Tunisia: World Bank Charts ICT-Driven Roadmap – Analysis - Eurasia Review | ict4d | Scoop.it
Tunisia: World Bank Charts ICT-Driven Roadmap – AnalysisEurasia Review“Tunisian ICT companies are likely to find an attractive market in Northern Africa and parts of Europe, thanks to Arabic and French language skills and lower labour costs,” the...
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Kenya ' s mobile revolution and the promise of mobile savings, Vol. 1 of 1

New World Bank paper on Kenya's mobile revolution and the promise of mobile savings: http://t.co/l2BCSU3S #ICT4D via @OmerGibreel...
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Corruption Data

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Transparency International UK is the UK Chapter of the world's leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, Transparency International.
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A Capabilities Approach to Supporting Fair Pay ... - ICT4D @ Tulane

A Capabilities Approach to Supporting Fair Pay ... - ICT4D @ Tulane | ict4d | Scoop.it
As the attached article explains, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) has introduced a new program to prevent middlemen from offering fishermen below-market prices on fish, thereby protecting the ...
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RIC-NET NEWS: Access to information for better service delivery ...

RIC-NET NEWS: Access to information for better service delivery ... | ict4d | Scoop.it
Later, on a bright Thursday morning the RIC-NET ICT team left for Bundibugyo District to set up the center at the headquarters. Delivered ...
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My future with Pambazuka News

My future with Pambazuka News | ict4d | Scoop.it

Dear Comrades, Colleagues and Friends, I hope this finds you well. I'm afraid that I have sad news to convey. As a result of irreconcilable differences with the Fahamu board of trustees about the future, I will not be able to continue my work as editor-in-chief of Pambazuka. I am deeply disappointed and saddened by this development. I am heart-broken. Nevertheless, I want to assure you that my personal commitment to the vision, mission and values that Pambazuka represented remains as deep as ever. I intend to find other means for continuing to contribute to the struggles for freedom and justice, building on the achievements and aspirations that I have shared with my Pambazuka News colleagues and the large and growing Pambazuka community of contributors, readers, and supporters. In the meantime, I will continue to share information on Twitter (@firozem), Facebook (www.facebook.com/firoze) and at my blog (www.daraja.net). Please accept my gratitude for the support you have provided to Pambazuka and myself in the past and please accept my appreciation for the work that you are doing.

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Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media - Global Voices Online

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media - Global Voices Online | ict4d | Scoop.it
Zambia Daily MailAfrica: Improving Governance and Accountability with New MediaGlobal Voices OnlineIn addition to elections coverage, we have done some work in post-elections focusing on transparency and accountability issues and currently in partnership...
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Google's double standards on online accountability - The Guardian

Google's double standards on online accountability - The Guardian | ict4d | Scoop.it
Google's double standards on online accountabilityThe GuardianWhen some governments can track the citizens of every country with relative ease through legal means, while others are left trying to hack into email accounts, it's clear online...
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A GPS-based study of the access to birth registration services in Latin America and the Caribbean - Zunia.org

A GPS-based study of the access to birth registration services in Latin America and the Caribbean - Zunia.org | ict4d | Scoop.it
Zunia is a portal for knowledge exchange among development professionals worldwide. News, events, best practices and publications on a wide range of international development topics.
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Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend: Day 3

Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend: Day 3 | ict4d | Scoop.it
The third and final day of the Wall Street Journal’s Data Transparency Weekend began Sunday morning as coders sprinted to the 1:30pm submission deadline. We’ll cover the event here on Digits through the weekend.
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D. Talks - "Big Data in Development"

D. Talks - "Big Data in Development" | ict4d | Scoop.it
D. Talks - Global Development Speaker Series, sponsored by Dalberg "Big Data in Development" Spotlight Speaker: Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse,Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations We invite you to join us for the...
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Afrinnovator : Disrupting SMS Apps Space: Telerivet’s Distributed Mobile SMS service using Android Phones | ICTDev dot org

Afrinnovator : Disrupting SMS Apps Space: Telerivet’s Distributed Mobile SMS service using Android Phones | ICTDev dot org | ict4d | Scoop.it
RT @ictdev: Disrupting SMS Apps Space: Telerivet’s Distributed Mobile SMS service using Android Phones http://t.co/tXfg3k2W via @Afrinnovator #ICT4D...
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Can mobile phones be used to "bank" the poor? | End Poverty

Can mobile phones be used to "bank" the poor? | End Poverty | ict4d | Scoop.it
Can mobile phones be used to "bank" the poor?
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Oxfam calls for accountability in management of funds - Ghana Business News

Oxfam calls for accountability in management of funds - Ghana Business News | ict4d | Scoop.it
Ghana Business NewsOxfam calls for accountability in management of fundsGhana Business NewsMr Sebastian Tiah, Country Director of Oxfam, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), on Friday called for accountability in the disbursement...
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In pictures: Mobile phones boost Ivory Coast cashew nuts

In pictures: Mobile phones boost Ivory Coast cashew nuts | ict4d | Scoop.it
How farmers in Ivory Coast are using mobile phones to ensure they get the right price for their cashew nuts.
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