GODAN Donor Open Data Policy and Practice : comparing Open Data Policies and putting Common Policy into practice

Publié le 26 septembre 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

« The Open Data Institute (ODI) defines “open data” as “data anyone can access, use or share.” The ODI and Global OpenData for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) believe that creation of a shared open data policy is an important element of developing strong open data practice.

The ODI and GODAN have conducted a review of policy and data quality in five jointly funded agriculture programmes [...]

which could provide us with lessons about how coordination is currently working in practice, and how it could improve and in order to identify the opportunities for agriculture donors to align their approaches (Section 3).

This was supplemented by a series of interviews and surveys with stakeholders from donor and research partner organisations to gain an impression of how policies are being implemented, including the challenges associated with further adoption of open data (Sections 4 and 5, respectively). From this multi-faceted review of policy and practice, several opportunities - where donors of agriculture research programmes can align- have been found.
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