open development

Improving agriculture and nutrition with open data

How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data?
 In this discussion paper, the Open Data Institute highlight examples of how open data is being used in different agriculture and nutrition contexts to:

Open Access Explained

This document intends to give scientists, who conduct research under the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems, a snapshot on the benefits of using Open Access mechanisms to publish their research outputs and results.

A road map for a country-led data revolution

The Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution sets out the goals, activities and resources needed for developing countries to use data to achieve the sustainable development goals.  It is based on research in more than 30 developing countries which identified a number of widespread statistical challenges, including:

Battle for open: how openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory

With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. This marks a moment of victory for the open education movement, but at the same time the real battle for the direction of openness begins.

WTO and Trade in Electronically Delivered Software (EDS): emerging challenges and policy options - an Indian perspective

As the globalisation has intensified and the outreach of internet has expanded, the digitalisation of the trade has assumed new dimensions. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including the electronic commerce is being looked at as a key links for trade facilitation.

East Asian infrastructure development in a comparative global perspective: an analysis of RIS infrastructure index

Development of infrastructure is one of the key priorities of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. By constructing an Infrastructure Index for 104 countries comprising all the EAS members, this paper examines the levels of infrastructure attainment of EAS countries in a comparative global perspective over time and space.

Emerging economies as sources of investment and appropriate technology: evidence from India

The BICS countries (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa) have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology. This paper analyses the major trends in India’s linkages with other developing countries with specific focus on technology.

A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

This report from the UN's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) proposes ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development.

Experiments with industrial policy: the case of Pakistan

In today’s post-industrial era high performing economies have information technology and high value added services as their drivers of growth and for Pakistan to catch up, the long suppressed industrial and manufacturing sectors first need to be unleashed in order to provide the unemployed masses with jobs and promote innovation.

Shooting our hard drive into space and other ways to practise responsible development data

This book is offered as a first attempt to understand what responsible data means in the context of international development programming. It takes a broad view of development and also anticipates that some of the methods and lessons may have resonance for related fields and practitioners.

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