How are individuals and organizations taking advantage of the data that governments are publishing? This is part of a series looking at how data are being used for social good.  Last time we…

Samuel Lee, Sandra Moscoso, Linet Kwamboka |

What does open data and development mean for Afghanistan? Last November, the first open data mission revealed Afghans’ interest and commitment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and…

Gazbiah Rahaman |

This is the first of a two-part blog series on offline open data pilots recently conducted in Indonesia and Kenya. Part one focuses on Indonesia, while the subsequent blog post will describe our…

Samuel Lee, Felipe Estefan |

Eighteen months ago we watched President Kibaki launch the Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) to broad acclaim and fanfare.  All our initial expectations were very high. Some expected that Kenya’s…

Christopher Finch |

When you think of Afghanistan, what thoughts come to mind—suicide attacks, insurgency, women wearing burkas, the Taliban, or probably, dusty dirt roads? These images, while still relevant in much…

Gazbiah Rahaman |