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Introducing the Project

Exploring Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries

We are happy and proud to announce that our proposal to study the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), approved in January 2012, and its implications for non-governmental research and advocacy organisations working in the field of urban development in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, was accepted and granted funding as part of the 'Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries' (ODDC) research programme managed by the World Wide Web Foundation and funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

The study will be carried out by HasGeek, with Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Zainab Bawa as principal researchers.

The work comprises of detailed policy studies and interviews of government officials involved in making and implementing of the NDSAP document, advocacy and research organisations engaging with government data as part of their work on urban development issues, and a concluding knowledge sharing workshop with governmental and non-governmental representatives.

We will continue to document and share our research process in this blog.

For further information and/or clarification, please write to Zainab and myself at following e-mail addresses: zainab[at]hasgeek.com and mail[at]ajantriks.net.

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Note: The funding for this work has been provided through the World Wide Web Foundation 'Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries' research project, supported by grant 107075 from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (web.idrc.ca). Find out more at www.opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts