New #ODimpact Release: How is Open Data Creating Economic Opportunities and Solving Public Problems? | The Governance Lab @ NYU
" ... Last month, the GovLab and Omidyar Network launched Open Data’s Impact (odimpact.org), a custom-built repository offering a range of in-depth case studies on global open data projects. The initial launch of the project featured the release of 13 open data impact case studies – ten undertaken by the GovLab, as well as three case studies from Becky Hogge (@barefoot_techie), an independent researcher collaborating with Omidyar Network. Today, we are releasing a second batch of 12 case studies – nine case studies from the GovLab and three from Hogge. The GovLab case studies were developed through a combination of secondary sources and more than 60 interviews with stakeholders involved in the projects under examination. Each case study provides a narrative description of how the open data project was developed, an examination of its real-world impacts, an assessment of the challenges faced by its organizers, and, finally, an examination of next steps and future directions for the project. Upon completion of initial drafts, the GovLab undertook a first-of-its-kind open peer review process, during which dozens of individuals provided input on the 19 case studies. The GovLab also prepared a Key Findings paper that draws together lessons from all the case studies; this paper will be released in March. All of the case studies are available at Open Data’s Impact in both PDF and machine-readable HTML format, and users can browse the repository by area of impact, sector and now also region ..."