Opinion: How to Make Open Data Live Up to Its Potential
- Stefaan G. Verhulst, Andrew Young for Devex August 11th, 2017
- Source: https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-how-to-make-open-data-live-up-to-its-potential-90827
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.