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What’s the Point of Open Data?

I’ve been puzzling for a while how the open data community can help the many great groups that have been fighting for transparency of key money flows for the past decade and more. I think one answer may be that open data…

Why We Should Welcome a G8 Open Data Charter

Trust in government has rarely been at a lower ebb. Citizens in developed and developing countries alike feel increasingly disconnected from the political process and their political leaders. They complain of having too little…

Governance Data Alliance

We at Omidyar Network are pleased to co-sponsor the launch event for the Governance Data Alliance on April 15-16, 2014 at OpenGovHub in DC. This event will bring together the users, suppliers, and enablers of governance and…

Governance Data Alliance Update

In a fast-paced, high-energy, brilliantly-facilitated meeting in April 2014, representatives from more than 30 organizations from all over the globe gathered in Washington DC to discuss governance data. The event convened…

Finding Mr. Smith or Why Anti-corruption Needs Open Data

Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual…

New Tool in Fighting Corruption: Open Data

Yesterday in Brisbane, the G20 threw its weight behind open data by featuring it prominently in the G20 Anti-Corruption working action plan.

Growing pains for Openness?

Through our work at Omidyar Network we see, on a daily basis, the growing tensions between competing ideals and philosophies.

Luminate: Our evolving commitment to action

Luminate CEO Stephen King outlines the social and political factors that led to our formation, our expanded mission and how we will tailor our support and raise our voice to deliver greater impact.

Combining analytics and cross-border reporting

Having produced more than 90 cross-border investigations informing more than six million readers and viewers on their website in 2018 alone, OCCRP has emerged among the largest producers of investigative content in the world.

Defending democracy from disinformation, polarization, and tribalism

We must meet the abuse of information technologies with public policies to steer technology markets back towards serving the interests of democracy and social welfare.
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