The North-South Institute



Open Data, Transparency and International Development

October 28, 2013

Open Data Event On October 28th 2013, The North-South Institute (NSI) hosted the Ottawa event of Global Transparency Week (GTW). The event featured a dynamic panel discussion on open data, transparency and its role in international development followed by an open discussion and debate.

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Leveraging Open Data: the Canadian International Development Platform
Aniket Bhushan, Senior Researcher, The North-South Institute

2013 Aid Transparency Index, Findings and Implications
Shreya Basu, Researcher, Publish What You Fund (UK)

The Importance of Transparency, Accountability and Open Data from the Perspective of Canada’s Development Objectives
Yohanna Loucheur, Team Leader, Policy Development, Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development, Canada

The Changing Open Government Narrative: from transparency and accountability to open data, efficiency and productivity
Matthew Smith, Senior Program Officer, Information and Networks, International Development Research Centre

Delivering on Transparency: the experience of a Canadian CSO and developing country partners
James Haga, Portfolio Manager, Engineers Without Borders (Canada)

Learning from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) experience: building an open data, transparency and accountability community of practice in Canada 
Michael Roberts, Co-founder, Groupsia


Open Data Partners for WEB