The following event is not part of our series around the Principles for
Digital Developments, but may be of interest to this community,
particularly for those of you who want to continue the conversation from
the recent Principle 6 event. Click the following link for registration and
Exploring Demand for Open Data & Open Government
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Please bring your lunch–beverages provided
In recent years, open data and open government have quickly risen in
popularity among transparency advocates and innovative international
development practitioners. Beyond theory and buzzwords, how much demand
actually exists from citizens on-the-ground for this movement? What kind of
impact can we reasonably expect from open data platforms and open
government to have in the life of the “offline citizen,” which comprise
roughly two-thirds of the world in 2015?
To date, many efforts to measure demand or evaluate the performance of open
government activities have relied on simple web metrics and anecdotes. Join
a discussion on the current limitations and opportunities to assess and
respond to citizen demand through an exploration of new hi-tech and
low-tech approaches piloted in Indonesia, Kenya, and Morocco.
Sam Lee is an international development professional with over 10 years of
experience spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Most
recently, Sam served as an open data specialist at the World Bank Group
applying open data and technology to the Bank’s work and portfolio.