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The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons

Roundtable: future directions for research and action

In ‘The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons’ (forthcoming, May 2019) over 200 contributors have built up a picture of progress, challenges and future opportunities for securing publication and use of open data across a wide range of sectors and stakeholders: from work on anti-corruption and the extractives industries, to the practice of statistical offices and the decisions of international funders.

Join us for a roundtable to discuss findings from the project and to explore:

  • Key lessons from the last decade of work on open data across the world;

  • The changing landscape for work on open data, and what open data practice has to offer to emerging agendas around AI, data rights and data justice;

  • The actions needed for open data work to make a positive contribution to democratic dialogue and sustainable development in the decade ahead;

This session will start with an overview of The State of Open Data Book from Tim Davies (co-editor and research coordinator), followed by inputs from chapter authors discussing the state of open data data literacy (Mariel Garcia Montes), and government engagement with open data (David Eaves), and a response from Luminate’s Laura Bacon (Principle for Financial Transparency, Data & Digital Rights).

It will then open to discussion on future avenues for open data research and practice.

Read more about the State of Open Data book here.

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