IDS Policy Briefing;171

Lessons for Open Data for Development Programmes

Published on 22 October 2020

Open data programmes – that support the access, distribution, and effective use of data by everyone for free – are a relatively new area in global development.

As more initiatives emerge, there is a need for stronger evidence to inform effective design and implementation that can mitigate inequities in access and maximise the development potential of open data. To address this evidence gap, this IDS Policy Briefing draws lessons from a performance evaluation of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative to make recommendations for funders and managers of similar open data development programmes, as well as for those influencing governmental or organisational data policy.

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Clark, L.; Higdon, G.L.; Stanley, A. and Roberts, T. (2020) 'Lessons for Open Data for Development Programmes', IDS Policy Briefing 171, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

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Louise Clark

MEL Manager

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Grace Lyn Higdon

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

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Alan Stanley

Digital Knowledge Manager

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Tony Roberts

Research Fellow

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