Español The United Nations Initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) aims to reach three main objectives by 2030 providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. To achieve these goals in Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN has … [Read more...] about 11 Free Resources to Promote Sustainable Energy
Versión en español Discussions about open data and open government are advancing rapidly in the Caribbean and we are already witnessing some good examples of the benefits of open data in the region. In this post, I would like to briefly review progress being made of the creation of an Open Data ecosystem in the Caribbean and look at a few examples that have been useful to … [Read more...] about Why the Caribbean embraces open data
Versión en Español Governments, agencies and cities around the world are increasingly interested in opening up data. Why? The answer is simple: they are all constrained by the resources available and need to do more with less, while also prioritizing innovation and new business development. Open data therefore represents a unique opportunity to innovate public services without … [Read more...] about The first five years of Data.gov: Which are the lessons learned?
Español Following our recent research “Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information”, we estimate that open data can generate a global economic impact of more than $3 trillion per year as a result of applications in five areas: education, transportation, consumer products, electricity and oil and gas. When talking about open data we don’t just … [Read more...] about Open data – a clear opportunity for Latin America, says McKinsey
Español It is estimated that there are 1.8M scientific articles published every year, but about half aren’t read by anyone except the reviewers and editor. Either 50% of research is worthless (and thus 50% of funding misspent), or we have a serious discovery problem. Many public and private institutions are increasingly seeing the importance of the web for distributing … [Read more...] about 4 tips to create a good knowledge repository