[@OKau] Fwd: [open-government] A new approach to measuring the impact of open data and digital transparency initiatives

Paul Walsh paulywalsh at gmail.com
Tue May 5 18:52:21 UTC 2015


> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Julia Keserű <jkeseru at sunlightfoundation.com>
> Subject: [open-government] A new approach to measuring the impact of open data and digital transparency initiatives
> Date: 5 May 2015 21:50:29 GMT+3
> To: "open-government at lists.okfn.org" <open-government at lists.okfn.org>, "sunlight-international at googlegroups.com" <sunlight-international at googlegroups.com>, pmo-network at googlegroups.com, poplus <poplus at googlegroups.com>, OGP Civil Society group <OGP at dgroups.org>, "openspending at lists.okfn.org" <openspending at lists.okfn.org>, money-politics-transparency at googlegroups.com, "<foianet at foiadvocates.info>" <foianet at foiadvocates.info>
> Hey all,
> (Sorry for the cross-post.) 
> In the past few months, we at Sunlight worked hard to tackle some of the methodological challenges facing the open government community, including the difficulties in assessing the social impact of digital transparency and open data initiatives. A few weeks ago, we presented our research at the Cartagena Data Festival, and today we are happy to launch the first edition of our findings.
> The outputs of our research include:
> A searchable repository <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jP6WIkEPczb8MBn6DNOU2PhKp9Prwe4HokqhUQVsxE0/edit#gid=0> of more than 100 examples on the outputs, outcomes and impacts of open data and digital technology projects;
> Three distinctive theories of change <https://www.scribd.com/doc/263776138/The-Social-Impact-of-Open-Data> for open data and digital transparency initiatives from the Global South;
> A methodological framework <https://www.scribd.com/doc/263776138/The-Social-Impact-of-Open-Data> to help develop more robust indicators of social and political change for the ecosystem of open data initiatives, by applying and revising the Outcome Mapping approach of IDRC to the field.
> Here`s the blog post that summarizes our findings: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/05/05/a-new-approach-to-measuring-the-impact-of-open-data/ <http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2015/05/05/a-new-approach-to-measuring-the-impact-of-open-data/> 
> The repository of case stories is available at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jP6WIkEPczb8MBn6DNOU2PhKp9Prwe4HokqhUQVsxE0/edit#gid=0 <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jP6WIkEPczb8MBn6DNOU2PhKp9Prwe4HokqhUQVsxE0/edit#gid=0>
> And you can read the whole study at: https://www.scribd.com/doc/263776138/The-Social-Impact-of-Open-Data <https://www.scribd.com/doc/263776138/The-Social-Impact-of-Open-Data> 
> Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions about our approach!
> Best,
> Julia
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