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Exploring the emerging impacts of open data in developing countries

Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries is a multi-country, multi-year study led by the World Wide Web Foundation to understand how open data is being put to use in different countries and contexts across the developing world.

Project components

Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries United States Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent? Philippines Understanding the impacts of Kenya open data applications and services Kenya
Exploring the use and impacts of open budget and aid data in Nepal Nepal Open government data for regulation of energy resource industries in India India Opening the Cities: Open Government Data in Local Governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay Brazil
Open data, public budget and its relations to people’s rights in Brazil Brazil The use of open data in the governance of South African higher education South Africa Open Data in the Judicial Systems: Evaluating Emerging Impact on Policy Design in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina Argentina
Investigating the Impact of Kenya’s Open Data Initiative on Marginalized Communities: Case Study of Urban Slums and Rural Settlements Kenya An Investigation of the use of the Online National Budget of Nigeria Nigeria Exploring the impacts of online budget information at the sub-national level in Brazil Brazil
Opening Government Data through Mediation: Exploring Roles, Practices and Strategies of (Potential) Data Intermediary Organisations in India India The quality of civic data in India and the implications on the push for Open Data India How open data could contribute to poverty eradication in Kenya and Uganda through its impacts on resource allocation Uganda
Open Government in the Philippines: exploring the role of open government data and the use of new technologies in the delivery of public services Philippines Taking Stock of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Open Data Initiatives in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Exploring the open data Initiative of the Ministry of Finance on National Budget Transparency in Indonesia Indonesia
Open Data Barometer United States Open Data for Transparency in Indonesia and the Philippines Indonesia Open Data Intermediaries Philippines
From Data to Development: ODDC Phase 2 South Africa Open Data Educational Research & Capacity Building Philippines Institutionalising open data practice in Africa South Africa
Open Sub-national Governments Philippines 2015 Open Data Research Symposium Canada User centered methods for measuring the value of open data United Kingdom

Case studies

The ODDC project is centred on a number of case studies taking place across the world. You can find out more about each of the case studies below. 

ODDC Methods

The Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project is working to develop a shared toolkit of research methods that can be used in understanding the nature, use and emerging impacts of open data in a range of different country and governance contexts around the world.