Democratizing Development through Open Data
Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:15-2:00 pm
World Bank Spring Meetings: CSO Session
Room: MC2-800 Light lunch will be provided
Sponsored by the World Bank and AidInfo
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Open Data and innovative visualization such as the Mapping for Results Initiative are powerful tools for civil society organizations and citizens. These new approaches can increase government responsiveness, transform the way public services are delivered to citizens, and enhance transparency and accountability of development assistance. Open data combined with social media and new technologies have the potential to empower citizens to communicate directly with governments and service providers. The event will focus on:
How can open data help to increase social accountability, better target aid and public investments, and more effectively monitor service providers to deliver results?
- What are the biggest obstacles to open data and how to address them?
- How can the World Bank help and better facilitate the process to create open data?