Open, accessible and joined-up data is crucial to the data revolution. It’s time for donors to take responsibility for it. Development data and information on its own can be very dry and difficult to dissect and analyse. The discussion on what constitutes Official Development Assistance (ODA), what doesn’t, what other funding flows exist, etc. are […]
This blog post is written by Tom Orrell and Bill Anderson. About two-and-a-half years ago, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launched the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, funded by the Omidyar Network. Our aim was to foster international collaboration to make commonly used international data standards interoperable to help drive poverty eradication and […]
Open Data Watch’s Eric Swanson recently asked me a challenging yet pertinent question: “The definition and principles of ‘open data’ are quite clear and simple but the principles of joined-up data are less clear. Can you enunciate five principles of joined-up data that could serve as a practical guide for others?” This is a question that we at the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project have been beginning to answer through our discussion papers, blogs and consultation paper. This blog sets out our proposed checklist for new standards from our consultation paper.
The Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project is seeking feedback on a new consultation paper. The paper seeks to collect and draw on solutions to the challenges posed by incompatibility – or interoperability – between different data standards. Data has immense potential to help drive poverty eradication through efficient and effective programming and funding. However, it […]
By Tom Orrell at Publish What You Fund & Joni Hillman at the IATI Secretariat and Development Initiatives. This blog was was originally posted on the IATI website here. Have you ever taken a train in Spain? Driven from Belfast to Dublin? Or packed the wrong adaptor for a business trip? If so, you may […]