Opinion: How to Make Open Data Live Up to Its Potential

In 2014, the United Nations launched its Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution. In the years since, there has been much optimism — and at times hype — surrounding the potential of data to bolster development outcomes around the world. While the data revolution encompasses many types of data — big data, science data, corporate data — one of the most important types of data seen as a pathway to positive impacts comes directly from governments, in the form of open data.

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