In Brazil, parents, teachers and school officials can freely access useful data on schools’ educational spending, enrollment test scores, and amenities like innovative classroom technologies. The information available through QEdu provides the type of information that can help school personnel implement more evidence-based reforms, and help parents better understand … [Read more...] about Open Data in Developing Economies: Translating Learning into Practice
Lessons learned can be defined as the knowledge acquired about a process or various experiences, through reflection and critical analysis of its results, and of the factors or obstacles that affected its success or encourage its failure. This concept allows us to identify cause-effect trends coming from a specific context and suggest practical and useful recommendations for the replication of this recently-acquired knowledge in new but similar scenarios.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público that share lessons learned based on the IDB's experience in implementing development projects and creating knowledge products. This is vital for generating more open knowledge and making decisions that are appropriate and timely for social and economic development.
Canada is working to make government more open, transparent and accountable. Just over a year ago, a new government took office and one of its first initiatives was to release a suite of mandate letters. These letters, which had never been released before, give direction on priorities from the Prime Minister to Cabinet Ministers. Have a look at the letters. … [Read more...] about Open government in Canada: Raising the bar on openness and transparency
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 been most effective? How have open data practitioners mitigated risks and maximized social good? The … [Read more...] about New case studies showing Open Data’s Impact
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, edX has offered 700 open courses and educated 6 million people worldwide, including 750,000 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now, this … [Read more...] about The future of Massive Open Online Courses in Latin America and the Caribbean
Open data is making its way in advanced countries like the United Kingdom and the United States but also into Latin America. Chile is among the top 15 countries of the Open Data Barometer 2014 edition—a global ranking led by the Web Foundation that assesses countries according to their publication of key government datasets, readiness to benefit from open data and evidence of … [Read more...] about 3 critical challenges in open data initiatives