Strengthening Southern Open Data Leadership

ODI Final Technical Report (2016)


In 2015-16 the Open Data Institute (ODI) created an action research programme to understand how to support leaders in developing countries, at scale, who are managing and executing government open data initiatives. To achieve this goal, the ODI implemented a range of activities across three key action pillars; 1) scaling government networks; 2) supporting open data innovation in the global south; and 3) global policy and emerging standards. Our activities have had a range of impacts, and contributed numerous knowledge outputs for the benefit of the open data community. We have built the capacity of individual open data leaders within government globally, while promoting innovative open data use across three key sectors (agriculture, cities, elections).


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.