The monthly resource list for December 2020 puts together content including a reading list of reports released in 2020, avenues for capacity building, and events from different stakeholders across the globe on the use of (open)data and for better service delivery in sectors such as Agriculture, Education, and Health.
- What AODN is reading this Month
Reports by stakeholders in the data ecosystem in the year 2020:
The 2020/21 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) is the fifth edition of the index compiled by Open Data Watch. ODIN 2020/21 provides an assessment of the coverage and openness of official statistics in 187 countries, an increase of 9 countries compared to ODIN 2018/19. The year 2020 was a challenging year for the world as countries grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, and despite the pandemic’s negative impact on the capacity of statistics producers, 2020 saw great progress in open data. Explore a summary of the main findings from ODIN 2020/21 here.
This report provides the key facts and evidence for more and better funding needs to development data. It includes a new section (Part 1) to provide a snapshot of funding to data and statistics during the time of COVID-19.
Part 2 of the report presents key findings by recipients and providers of
development co-operation in detail, including a section on the most recent
trend in funding to gender statistics. The annex explains the methodology used to produce this report, which includes the traditional approach that produces the classic results of PRESS and a new approach that can improve the timeliness and coverage of data on support to statistical capacity development. Read more.
The Open Ownership Principles (OO Principles) set the gold standard for effective beneficial ownership (BO) disclosure. The OO Principles are intended to support governments implementing BO reforms and guide international institutions, civil society, and private sector actors in understanding and advocating for effective reforms. As the policy area of beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) continues to evolve, OO will continue to refine and update the OO Principles to ensure they remain a high but achievable standard that delivers impact. Read more.
How are researchers using open data in 2020, the State of Open Data 2020 report examines the attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data. This year’s survey received around 4,500 responses from the research community and had an additional focus on research practices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It asked researchers how the pandemic was impacting their ability to carry out research, and their views on the reuse of data and collaboration. Read more.
This report sets out how partners from the private sector, civil society, academia, and government are coming together to respond to common challenges that can be addressed by leveraging data and technology in a thoughtful and inclusive way. A suite of data visualizations and maps illustrate the many collaborations taking place, with over 70 partnerships brokered in 27 countries. Read more.
This guide is a one-stop shop for the best current resources on how open government projects and approaches can support tackling the pandemic. It draws on over 350 crowdsourced examples from the open government community and amplifies the work of OGP’s wide range of thematic partners, many of whom have directly contributed their expertise to the guide. The guide is for open government reformers who are looking for practical ideas, tools, and resources that can be adapted to their particular context. The guide lays out recommendations and resources for an open response and an open recovery, and some long-term reforms that OGP members should consider to build trust and resilience to manage future shocks of this nature, and stronger societies overall. Read more.
Situating Open Data provides several empirical accounts of open data practices, the local implementation of global initiatives, and the development of new open data ecosystems. Drawing on case studies in different countries and contexts, the chapters demonstrate the practices and actors involved in open government data initiatives unfolding within different socio-political settings. Read more.
This book focuses on the use of evidence, and it was written to improve understanding of how using evidence can help inform and strengthen development policy, programmes, and practice in Africa. The book approaches evidence from the perspective of policymakers rather than researchers. It explores how African policymakers and development practitioners can apply interventions to promote the use of evidence to improve development outcomes and impacts. Read more.
Inspired by conversations throughout the Summer of Open Data, this paper identifies the achievements and deficits in current and past approaches to open data and charts a new way forward for the movement that builds on lessons learned. Read more.
The 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum’s one-pager provides highlights from the forum including session highlights and participant profiles.
Open Data Day 2021 will take place on Saturday 6th March
Open Data Day is the annual global celebration of open data facilitated by the Open Knowledge Foundation.Each year, groups from around the world organise local events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.
Join us for in-person meetings for the monthly webinar in conjunction with the African Open Data Collaboratives(AODC) every first Tuesday of the month. Sign up on meetup.
Lessons from the pandemic: Building better gender data in the world of work (19th December 2020 )
This webinar will focus on the recent work developed by ILO to fill gender data gaps highlighted by the pandemic in work statistics. It will underline the range of gender-relevant analysis which is enabled and the types of gender data gaps that can be filled by implementing the latest statistical standards, notably those adopted at the 19th ICLS in October 2013. It will also identify some of the key measurement challenges identified by the ILO through recent pilot testing work, thereby raising awareness of the need for good measurement practices alongside the application of the latest standard. Register here.
Data Stewardship: Developing a Data Reuse Strategy for Solving Public Problems
The Data Stewardship executive education course from the Open Data Policy Lab intends to attract and develop highly talented aspiring data stewards who are interested in better-incorporating data reuse into their operations. While an application to participate is free, participation will be limited to a small cohort who work on data collaboration issues or serve individuals tasked by their organization to act as data stewards. Candidates are invited to apply until Friday, 17th December 2020.
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Open Data Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition is a comprehensive introduction to open data and its applications for agriculture and nutrition. It deals with such themes as how to deal with different types of data formats and uses; and, the importance of reliability, accessibility, interoperability, and transparency of data. Key knowledge and concepts needed by the target audience are provided, as well as task-based training designed to support data professionals in their daily activities.
The “Open Data for Data Users” e-learning course is designed to provide a broad overview of Open Data from a user standpoint and empower anyone to take full advantage of Open Data. This course is intended for anyone who wants to make better use of Open Data, including ordinary citizens, and assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or technical skills. It is particularly intended for users in developing countries. This course provides users with the knowledge and specific skills they need to understand and use Open Data effectively and responsibly, and to participate fully in the Open Data community.