Open Data will be a critical work stream of the evolving Data for Development initiative. intends to build on a range of open data projects delivered through the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), a global network of regional hubs across the Global South funded by IDRC, Global Affairs Canada, and Hewlett Foundation. New projects, such as the 2022 Edition of the State of Open Data, will continue to build critical research on the use of open data in developing countries in order to spur social change, increase government transparency, and support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To maximise the use of open data in support of sustainable development, and OD4D will facilitate collaboration across a wide range of actors – data journalists, advocates, civil society, civic tech, local businesses, data scientists, and government leaders.

Early in 2022, will kick off work on an update to the State of Open Data, working with authors and data specialists around the world to review the evolution of open data since the first edition published in 2019.

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