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 […]
The latest report from the Joined-Up Data Standards [JUDS] project explores where progress has been made, what challenges still remain, and how the new Collaborative on SDG Data Interoperability will play a critical role in moving forward the agenda for interoperability policy. There is an ever-growing need for a more holistic picture of development processes […]
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 International Open Data Conference will take place in Madrid from 6-7th October 2016. Two of Publish What You Fund’s projects will be running sessions and welcome participation from those attending the conference. The OpenAg Funding project is running the session Open agricultural funding: Breaking down the silos 11.00 – 12.00, Friday 7th October, Room F. […]
Tom Orrell, Senior Advocacy Officer for the Joined-up Data project, presented a lunchtime lecture at the Open Data Institute tackling the theme of ‘Why joined-up data is a political, not technical, challenge’. You can watch his presentation below. The Joined-up Data project is a partnerhsip between Publish What You Fund and Development Initiatives.