The World Wide Web Foundation and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have launched the open call for proposals to explore emerging impacts of open data in the south.
This call is inviting research proposals that address current gaps in the evidence base underlying the implementation of open data initiatives, and to inform policy and practice in a range of different settings. Research partners will be invited to form part of an international research network over the course of 2013.
The project will fund a series of detailed case studies that examine the emerging impacts of specific on-going open data initiatives that address key development themes. Cases could look at:
- Open data in local and national budgeting processes
- Open data for legislation processes and elections
- Open data in judicial systems
- Open data for smarter cities
- Open data for the delivery of privately provided public services
- Open data for the regulation of markets (e.g. extractive industries)
- Open data for the welfare and empowerment of marginalized groups and communities (e.g. data for small farmers)
- Open data and international development
The closing date for the call is 10th September 2012.
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