Sitting in a safe house, an ocean away, three former pirates reflect on their past lives as ”footsoldiers” aboard  skiffs preparing to attack unsuspecting cargo vessels off the Horn of Africa. Our…

Stuart Yikona |

La communauté des données en libre accès est une mine d’individus pétris de bonnes intentions.   On ne compte plus les applications « ouvertes » qui permettent de suivre l’activité législative du…

Sandra Moscoso |

مجتمع البيانات المفتوحة زاخر بالمصلحين المبدعين توجد تطبيقات "تستند إلى البيانات "المفتوحة" تساعد على متابعة التشريعات الحكومية في الولايات المتحدة، وأدوات تساعد على حساب رسوم…

ساندرا موسكوسو |

公开数据领域充满了社会改良家。   已经出现了许多“公开”数据推动的应用软件,如美国追踪政府立法、帮助计算哥伦比亚波哥大市出租汽车费的工具、英国追踪怎样使用纳税人资金的软件、追踪尼泊尔学校卫生状况的软件,等等。   显然,有那么一些创新者头脑中充满了怎样帮助其国民利用公开数据的好主意。然而,问题是怎样使更多的这类项目像GovTrack 那样从业余爱好转变为成功的、可持续的企业模式?另外,…

Sandra Moscoso |

The open data community is chock-full of do-gooders.    There are "open" data-driven applications that track government legislation in the US, tools that help calculate taxi fares in…

Sandra Moscoso |

It is July 2012 and cattle farmers in Nicaragua are worried because Guatemala has enacted a series of laws that restrict beef trade. These so-called “non-tariff measures, ” or NTMs, require that…

Jose Daniel Reyes, Maria Jose Gonzalez Rivas |

The Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network in Yangon, Myanmar. In this recording, World Bank Country Manager Kanthan Shankar boards the train on a three-hour ride around the…

Kanthan Shankar |

(Foto: Chico Ferreira/Disponible bajo la licencia CC-BY-2.0 de Creative Commons)

Kerry Natelege Crawford |

Conflict is a major cause of poverty in the developing world today. In addition to endangering lives, conflict disrupts the functioning of an economy in many ways. It destroys infrastructure,…

Massimiliano Calì, Julia Oliver |

Does open data have economic value beyond the benefits of transparency and accountability? Does it have the power to fuel new businesses and create new jobs? Does it have the potential to improve…

Alla Morrison |