Global Partnership of Open Data for Development

OKFN Final Technical Report (2016)


Below is an excerpt of the 2016 Final Technical Report for Open Knowledge International's work with the Open Data for Development program. Click on the link below to read the entire report. Open Knowledge International, through our work on the Global Partnership of Open Data for Development, a continuation of the Partnership for Open Data, has accomplished the following:
  • We recruited School of Data fellows in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Ukraine, Latvia, Guatemala (2), Bolivia and El Salvador
  • We organised the third annual School of Data Summer Camp in Brazil, in which, for the first time, all fellows and members were able to participate. In addition, the fellows participated in an Data Journalism Conference, organised by School of Data Brazil, the weekend following the conference where the fellows shared their skills, participated in panels and ran a number of sessions.
  • A second School of Data Steering Committee was elected
  • Drawing on the lessons learned from the Global Open Data Index and two years of conversation with the Open Data Barometer team, we are moving toward convergence and addressing some of the methodological challenges both products faced.
  • We are conducting more in depth research on the individual data categories to better understand the uses cases and the issues that arise.
  • We piloted the embedded fellowship programme, producing successful outcomes for each of the three programmes.
  • The first edition of the AODC proved difficult but ultimately successful in the majority of the cases. The main lesson that we learned is that organisations delivering data projects require extensive support


The OD4D program is hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and co-funded by the Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and the Hewlett Foundation.