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
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.
Leer blogpost en Español By Cristina Pombo, Office of External Relations at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) With a small territory, located in one of the most historic and troubled regions of the planet, and almost 8 million inhabitants, Israel is one of the largest centers of technological and scientific innovation in the world and a real factory of technology and … [Read more...] about What can Latin America learn from the Israeli open innovation ecosystem?
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 … [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