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Data For Development: An Action Plan

The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development is poised to transform the way governments, citizens, and companies do business. The revolution is being defined by the explosion in availability of data resources and rapidly evolving technologies.

Data Revolutions: How information becomes impact

This report summarizes the lessons learned from the Data Impacts project, which explores success stories of the ongoing Data Revolution. The case studies chosen span the themes of health, agriculture and environment, cities, and humanitarian crises, and are drawn from countries all over the world.

Democratising the Data Revolution: A Discussion Paper

This new discussion paper from Open Knowledge is intended to advance thinking and action around civil society engagement with the data revolution.

Open Data intermediaries in developing countries

The roles of intermediaries in open data is insufficiently explored; open data intermediaries are often presented as single and simple linkages between open data supply and use.

Access, equity and inclusion: ethical norms and S&T policy outcomes

India embarked upon utilising Science and Technology (S&T) for national development in a big way with the formulation of the First Five Year Plan. Since then S&T has been at the core of India’s development discourse and there is a consensus on the key role of S&T in nation’s socio-economic development.

Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries

The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 40th Brussels Development Briefing on “Data Revolution”. It gives an overview of the emergence of new data sources and technologies (the so-called data revolution) and discusses their potential application to drive innovation, track progress and inform programme design in the agriculture sector.

Open Data and Smallholder Food and Nutritional Security

This report aims to provide a better understanding of the actual impact of the open data movement on the food and nutrition security of smallholders and highlight the areas of potential unfilled opportunity.

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:

Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development

The discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has renewed interest in strengthening the quality and availability of statistics for management, program design and monitoring performance.

Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts

This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts: What is the recent evidence of the role of social media in post-conflict and fragile contexts with regards to conflict management? Some of the roles social media has played in conflict management include: