Strengthening of Capacities of Developing Countries to Provide Access to Information for Sustainable Development through Open Government Data
This project aims at assisting the countries with the development of a policy framework and
understanding the demands of technical infrastructure for implementation of OGD initiatives,
particularly in thematic areas relevant to the achievement of internationally agreed development
goals, including MDGs.
It will strive to strengthen the open data community within selected countries. The target beneficiaries
include, but are not limited to government officials responsible for data coordination in the country
such as Chief Information Officers (or equivalent), Information Privacy Commissioners, Procurement
Divisions, and relevant government officials from ministries and institutions responsible for selected
policies (e.g. Ministries of Planning). Indirect beneficiaries include citizens and communities at large.
The project will also stimulate a south-south knowledge transfer and cross-fertilization of OGD by
bringing together OGD-beginners with more OGD-advanced countries.
Access the Project Fact Sheet here.