Experimenting with open data in Africa – World Wide Web Foundation
"At the World Wide Web Foundation, we acknowledge that open data is still a young field, and our work is at the frontier. This means we often find far more questions than answers when it comes to how open data can fuel social change. This is why our Open Data team is in the trenches testing hypotheses, synthesising evidence and scrutinising truth claims: We believe in the value of doing rigorous research, taking risks and challenging assumptions to chart the way forward. Until now, our Open Data Lab Jakarta has been doing much of the work on the ground, experimenting and innovating across Southeast Asia and sharing the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Not to be left behind, our open data team in Africa has rolled up its sleeves to start testing how open data can better the lives of Africa’s citizens too. So what is the team working on? Here is a look at the activities and insights taking shape as part of our research 'Harnessing Open Data to Achieve Development Results in Asia and Africa' ..."