Leer blogpost en español By Maurice McNaughton, Director of the Centre of Excellence for IT-enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI Tourism is a vital economic activity, and a significant contributor to employment and GDP for most of the predominantly small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean, which is widely regarded as the most … [Read more...] about How Open Data can improve tourism in the Caribbean
Leer blogpost en español By Elizabeth Bailey, Director, CAMTech, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health In less than a year, the Zika virus has become an international public health emergency, spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean and into the US. In order to combat the spread of Zika and its effects (particularly its effect on pregnant women … [Read more...] about Hackathon yields new solutions to combat Zika
Leer el blogpost en español By Carmine Paolo De Salvo, Rachel Boyce, Ivette Fis de Melo from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Latin America and the Caribbean contribute 11% of the value of world food production and possess 24% of the arable land in the world. Open data is a powerful source of information that can help in making decisions and formulating policies to … [Read more...] about How does open data help the agricultural sector?
Leer blogpost en español By Andrew Young and Stefaan G. Verhulst, from the GovLab at New York University Despite global commitments to and increasing enthusiasm for open data, little is actually known about its use and impact. What kinds of social and economic transformation has open data brought about, and what is its future potential? How—and under what circumstances—has it … [Read more...] about New case studies showing Open Data’s Impact
Leer blogpost en español By Federico Basañes, Manager of the IDB’s Knowledge and Learning Sector and Andrés Cavelier, consultant for the IDB’s Knowledge Management Division When Harvard and MIT founded the online educational platform edX in 2012, one of the American universities’ primary motivations was to make their knowledge available on a massive scale. Four years later, … [Read more...] about The future of Massive Open Online Courses in Latin America and the Caribbean