Category Archives: ICT4D

Stimulating Demand for Open Data in UK and beyond – A Deloitte Report on OGD landscape in UK

A recent report by Deloitte in collaboration with Open Data Institute elaborates on the promise open data holds and provides a picture of the current open data landscape in UK. The view the report, click here. The report looks at … Continue reading

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How does mobile adoption impact economic growth – Report by Deloitte and Cisco for GSMA Association

A few days back I came across an excellent report written by Deloitte and Cisco for GSMA association titled, “What is the impact of mobile telephony on economic growth?” The report aims to explore an important question in the ICT4D … Continue reading

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K-Monitor – Watchdog for Public Funds in Hungary

Sometime back I got to know about a wonderful initiative, K-Monitor, a watchdog for Public Funds based in Hungary. Founded in 2007, K-Monitor website now contains over 20,000 articles and essential background materials in related topics. K-Monitor’s website “gathers, stores, and makes available online … Continue reading

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The more things change, the more they remain the same – Similarities between Social Media led Citizen Engagement and Citizen Engagement in 16th Century Mughal India

Reading this very interesting article, Go where your audience is: what EU communicators can learn from local citizen engagement initiatives at EuropCom, made me think about the importance of proper citizen engagement in the digital world and what we need … Continue reading

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Bringing peace – one SMS at a time!

Kashmir has been in a state of violence for almost two decades now. People, inside and outside Kashmir, have the desire to create conditions for peace and communal harmony but unfortunately there is still a lot to achieve. Of course, … Continue reading

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DADOS – Launch of the Brazilian Open Government Data Portal

Last week I became aware of the wonderful initiative of the Ministry of Planning, Brazil to start the open government data portal in their country – dados.gov.br. The launch of the portal aims to Open up government data available using a central … Continue reading

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Circles of Open Government Data

Choosing what data sets to make available using Open Government Data is one of the main questions to consider when initiating an OGD initiative. The government, civil institutions, and social organizations all have limited resources so focusing efforts in the … Continue reading

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