Posts tagged open data
Maximizing Access to Public Data

As quantities of data have increased around the world, calls for publicly-produced data to be made freely available have also increased. What should happen in the exceptional cases where data cannot be made open by administrative authorities? What are legitimate reasons for nondisclosure of public information? These and other questions are addressed in this brief, written by Open Data Watch for TReNDS.

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BudgIT empowers Nigerian citizens through open data

Frivolous spending and opaque processes plague Nigeria’s federal budget. Civic startup BudgIT launched in 2011 to take on this challenge. The organization aims to make budgetary data from Nigeria’s Federal Government more accessible and understandable through digital technologies, including making PDFs machine-readable and designing visual representations of the data for those with low data literacy.

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