[epsi-coord] last TR

Ton Zijlstra ton.zijlstra at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 14:36:12 GMT 2013

Hi Daniel,

I think the trick is to keep it simpler in scope than you suggest in your

Maybe focus on these three questions:

1) which national level open data initiatives in developing nations do we
see (just listing a few, like Kenya, etc., and describing them generally.
Don't focus this on open aid, but on national projects. As a sideline
mention that these national projects usually work closely with
international efforts by the World Bank etc. and that things like IATI
2) what are the impacts these nations HOPE to achieve (economic activity,
better governance, less corruption etc.), and what are typical actions
undertaken (including doing distributed data gathering e.g. like for the
slums in Tanzania / Dar-es-Salaam). Indeed researching actual impact is way
too big and out of scope of any TR.
3) Describe the role of OGP in this. (It seems that OGP is getting much
less attention / attraction in the EU, but more in the developing world.
Any particular reasons why? Is it the difference between looking at
transparency and governance (OGP) and single market (EU))

and then point to a few things we in the EU might learn from those projects

If Claudia could address those three questions, say with 2 or 3 pages each,
that would be good enough I think. Would that be doable?

We could do a document of our State of the Union, but only as last resort
alternative (as we need to run that by the EC first as well)

Interdependent Thoughts
Ton Zijlstra

ton at tonzijlstra.eu


*Share your real life open data experiences,*
*observations and anecdotes:*

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Daniel Dietrich
<daniel.dietrich at okfn.org>wrote:

> I checked with my colleague Claudia Schwegmann and she might be willing to
> write a report on
> "open data in developing countries" focussing on feasibility/impact
> research and OGP stuff.
> However I feel this is a huge topic. There are several research projects
> on its way and the basic output of the TR might be something along the
> lines: "to early to really say anything, more research needed".
> So I wonder if this is really our best option? Or if somebody else should
> write about our 2 years summary as discussed.
> BTW: any updates on the other TRs?
> What do you think?
> Daniel
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