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A new approach to measuring the impact of open data

This original blog was posted by Julia Keseru Strong evidence on the long-term impact of open data initiatives is incredibly scarce. The lack of compelling proof is partly due to the relative novelty of the open government field, but also to the inherent difficulties in measuring good governance and social…

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Follow the Money: How to design a financial transparency and role-playing game

The following post is by Beatrice Martini, capacity builder and event curator, and a co-facilitator of T/AI’s Follow the Money Workshop last month in Berlin. Cross-posted from When we talk about financial transparency,numbers and data are understandably what first comes to mind. But are the platforms and portalscollecting all that, the…

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Open Data Day 2015

Open Data Day is back After a very successful Open Data Day 2014, Kenya is once again gearing up for 2015 edition of the International Open Data Day. A gathering of citizens in cities around the world to develop applications, liberate data, create visualisations, publish analyses using open public data…

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Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu

This is a cross-post from Global Integrity Submitted by Nathaniel Heller on 21 February , 2014 – 12:53 PM – Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu The great folks over at the Open Institute just released a new open source software package, dubbed Open Duka, that allows users to visualize the…

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AfricanSpending – Monitoring The Money in Africa

The Open Knowledge Foundation, in partnership with the Open Institute in Kenya and the African Media Initiative have submitted a proposal to the Knight News Challenge on Open Government: AfricanSpending – Monitoring the Money. We want to build a platform (leveraging OpenSpending) for journalists and civil society to track public money…

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Code4Kenya Launch

Below the speech delivered by Jay Bhalla, Executive Director of The Open Institute Trust, during the Code4Kenya Launch Event held on the 24th of January 2013. A very good morning to everyone. It’s been slightly over a year and a half since Kenya embarked on its ambitious Open Data Initiative. At the…

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