Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How

Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-928331-59-9

283 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

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Stefaan Verhulst

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Date Written: November 13, 2017

Abstract

In essence, the book seeks to answer the following key questions: • What makes open data uniquely relevant to developing economies? • How can the impact of open data in developing economies be captured and evidence be developed? • How can open data be leveraged as a new asset for development?

Toward that end the book begins, in Part I, by providing examining the use of open data for development. This includes a brief assessment on the theories and narratives of open data in development; a change theory and a logic model to capture and develop evidence on open data in developing economies; and an examination of open data’s impacts across various development sectors.

In Part II, we present the 12 open data in developing countries case studies, organized according to the four different types of open data impacts. The book concludes in Part III with a set of key takeaways and recommendations for aid organizations, governments, private sector entities, and others that are considering replicating or using open data as an asset for development.

Suggested Citation

Verhulst, Stefaan and Young, Andrew, Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How (November 13, 2017). Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-928331-59-9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141435

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Andrew Young

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New York, NY 10003-711
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