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Call for Feedback: How-To Note on Open Government Data for Social Accountability

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The review process for this How-to Note has ended. The paper has been downloaded 84times and we received 10 comments.

We are grateful to the many reviewers for their valuable comments. The author will carefully review and consider all comments when finalizing the note. The final version of the How-To Note will be published on the Open Development Technology Alliance website and announced in the World Bank blog forum

The Open Development Technology Alliance (ODTA), in collaboration with the World Bank's OPCS' Governance and Anticorruption Team (GAC) and the Social Development Network (SDV), is holding a consultation period to invite feedback on four short How-To reports. These draft papers explore the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play to enhance governance, strengthen social accountability mechanism and ultimately improve development outcomes.

You are invited to download and review the how-to note, "Towards Open Government Data for Enhanced Social Accountability," and submit your feedback in the comments section below.


Towards Open Government Data for Enhanced Social Accountability


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About the note: The release of open government data has become a major policy objective for governments around the world. However, the ways in which this data can lead to development outcomes and strengthen social accountability often remain obscure. This note therefore sheds light on the demand side of open data. Relying on a variety of best practice examples, it suggests how open data initiatives should be designed and implemented to enhance social accountability.


To learn more about this How-To series, click here.


Samhir Vasdev

ICT innovation specialist

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