Public toilets are essential for the wellbeing, dignity and mobility of many. Here’s how open data helps them. A slide deck.
How an anti-corruption advocacy group in Indonesia uses open data as a tool to influence provincial mining policy.
Three use cases in Uruguay, Mexico and Peru to show different ways in which Open Data initiatives can contribute to better health service delivery.
How citizens and campaigns have used the Crowdpac platform in the US, the UK and France, with particular emphasis on the French elections.
Anna Ścisłowska argues that data is not enough to engage citizens — they need stories, crafted by journalists and analysts.
The Global Open Data Index seeks to audit the availability of open government data relevant to civil society. But who is ‘civil society’? And which data is important to what part of civil society?
Audrey Tang, Minister for Digital, oversaw Taiwan’s transformation into one of the most open and participatory administrations in the world.
While the impact of open government data has become more understood, little is known about the practice, potential and impact of sharing proprietary datasets to solve civic problems.
Datasets produced as a result of people’s online activities offer new lines of enquiry in social science, in particular for concepts related to crime and disorder.
Despite worldwide recognition as leaders in democratic governance, the Nordic countries have displayed consistent and remarkably similar poor performance in Open Government Partnership implementation.
The appropriation by the government of civic tech tools created a dynamic of change inside government which was largely unexpected.
A critical view on government’s motivations for publishing datasets, also exploring how these might translate into better public trust, participation, government accountability and sustainability.
Civic tech that can use open contracting data to save money and improve services generates massive improvements in government spending and quality of life.
The PWYP Data Extractors Programme is a global initiative which trains participants to uncover and make sense of extractives data.
A conversation about partnerships, culture, capacity and peer review.
New ways to look at the world, with data. This presentation included some beautiful charts for those who love data visualisation. Slide deck.
Technologiestiftung Berlin started with the hypothesis that the main obstacle for progress in Open Data was a lack of digital expertise in government. This turned out to be wrong.
This research looks at grassroots programmes in Kosovo, which teach young women advanced ICT skills and the use of Open Data.
The OGP and several partners established a funding mechanism, the OGP MDTF, to expand research activities in the areas of open government, public participation, and civic tech.
Key findings from the report (published in May 2019) and in particular, how they can be useful for the civic tech community.
Legal frameworks have been a vital factor in g0v’s development, from the free software community to Creative Commons licenses, open data and open government — and each provided a framework that was fundamental to g0v’s own success.
The ODIS project started with the hypothesis that the main obstacle for progress in Open Data was a lack of digital expertise in government. This turned out to be wrong.
How the Open Data Institute encouraged take up of their toolkit for data-informed policy development by local councils. A notes document.
Notes from an engaging presentation on how quantitative data changed housing reform law in New York.
An overview of the work of Democracy Club, which leads a huge effort in crowdsourcing data every time there’s a UK election. A slide deck.
In Germany, there’s no requirement for eateries to display food safety ratings, and no publicly accessible register. FragDenStaat’s FOI campaign ‘Pot Secret’ rallied members of the public to request food safety reports from their local authorities.
Hear about ten years of successes and failures in gathering local legislative district and elected official data for the Cicero database project, as well as details about the impacts this data has had on hundreds of users.
Results of a 2019 mySociety research paper examining the usage and impact of Legal Information Institution (LII) websites in sub-Saharan Africa
OpenAQ and a community of open data lovers set out on a mission, guided by the simple question: what if all the world’s air quality data were openly available?
Unprecedented times call for quick decisions, and the pandemic saw governments around the world implementing emergency procurement measures.
A big part of publishing high quality grants data is having good organisation identifiers. 360Giving helped develop “Find that Charity”, a tool for finding non-profit organisations.
Latin America is experiencing a significant change in terms of government and citizen relationships as well as changes in government administration due to the electoral cycle in the region.
Research findings that demonstrate how the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), through the free, online, provision of legal information have achieved significant, positive, social, legal, and financial impacts for their users.
How to improve data and assets governance at the local level, how digitalisation can allow access to public information and the development and launch of (geo)information systems.
Practitioners from around the world discuss the challenges of accessing quality data and information for civic tech projects, as well as their solutions and ideas to tackle these.
Would societies around the world be better able to respond to the pandemic, if more or better open data were freely available?
That was the question put to this expert panel, in the first in our series of online TICTeC Seminars.
We know that civic technology can do things such as help citizens hold their representatives to account; present data and information about policy and decision making in more accessible ways; and get information to the right people. The next crucial step is to understand how this wealth of skills, experience and tools can be used in the most beneficial way to mitigate the climate crisis.
Leak sites are web-based initiatives which usually employ encryption and anonymisation technologies for concealing the identity of whistleblowers.
Most open data initiatives assume the provision of data by governments which will be used by a variety of sectors for the good of all. But for some, the promises of Open Data fall far short of the reality.
Using data on Lower House representatives’ expense reimbursements, the Serenata de Amor Operation team built an artificial intelligence capable of analysing each expense and rating it for the probability of having broken the law.
In 2016, the Berlin City Senate released its official 3D city model as Open Data.
The Ideation Lab converted the model to work within Minecraft, a computer game especially popular with children and young adults.
When the sole determinant of which school children attend is their residential address, it can produce a spiral of unequal schooling conditions that are difficult to remedy.
Video footage of TICTeC@Taipei conference session featuring panellists from Open Culture Foundation (Taiwan), Code for Pakistan, Sinar Project (Malaysia), Thai Netizen Network and Code for Japan.
The audience put questions to the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.
Questions from the audience, answered by the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.
Produced thanks to a TICTeC Labs grant, this course provides users with a practical introduction to accessing good data and evaluating the quality of data. Available in French too: https://lms.opennorth.ca/catalog/info/id:195
The audience pose questions ta TICTeC@Taipei across the presentations on procurement, contracting and budget tracking.
Over to the audience for questions across the five sessions that made up this strand of TICTeC@Taipei.