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Blog Entry Open Government Data in India (v2)
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 19, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The first draft of the second version of the Open Government Data Report is now online. Nisha Thompson worked on updating the first version of the report. This updated version of the report on open government data in India includes additional case studies as well as a potential policy (National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy) that would create a central government data portal. The report was distributed for peer review and public feedback.
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File Open Government Data Report
by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:40 AM — filed under: , ,
Open Government Data Report (PDF) published by CIS.
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Blog Entry Open Government Data Study
by Pranesh Prakash published May 20, 2011 last modified Sep 03, 2015 08:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS produced a report on the state of open government data in India, looking at policy, infrastructure, and particular case studies, as well as emerging concerns, future strategies and recommendations. The report is authored by Glover Wright, Pranesh Prakash, Sunil Abraham, and Nishant Shah. We are grateful to the Transparency and Accountability Initiative for providing generous funding for this report.
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File Open Government Data Study: India
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:43 AM — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Open Government Platform: An Open Source Solution to Democratizing Access to Information and Energizing Civic Engagement
by Neeta Verma, Alka Mishra and D.P. Mishra published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
If government could release these datasets in open format for people to use & reuse, a whole lot of new innovative apps could be built around these datasets to provide better, customized services to citizens.
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OpenData Week in Madrid - OD4D Summit, Open Data Charter Meetings, and IODC16
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: ,
Sumandro Chattopadhyay took part in three open data events in Madrid in the first week of October 2016.
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Blog Entry Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Transparency & Accountability Initiative has published a book called “Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector”. We at the Centre for Internet & Society contributed the section on Open Government Data.
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Blog Entry Praja - Enhancing Democracy Through Access to Open Data: What Are the Roles of Government and Civil Society? (Delhi, Sep 08)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 05, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Open Government Data (OGD) is widely seen to be a key hallmark of contemporary democratic practice and is often linked to the passing of freedom of information legislation. OGD is a philosophy—and increasingly a set of policies—that promotes transparency, accountability and value creation by making government data available to all. Public bodies produce and commission huge quantities of data and information. By making their datasets available, public institutions become more transparent and accountable to citizens. By encouraging the use, reuse and free distribution of datasets, governments promote business creation and innovative, citizen-centric services. Praja is organising a symposium on "open data and civil society" on Friday, Sep 8, which is supported by European Union and Friedrich Naumann Stiftung fur die Freiheit. Sumandro Chattapadhyay (Research Director) will take part in this event as a speaker in the session on "data centric approach and role of stakeholders in the urban governance ecosystem."
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Blog Entry Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were invited to take part in the consultation for the IT (hardware and software) group organised on January 07, 2016, and submit a suggestion note. We are sharing the note below. It was prepared and presented by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, with contributions from Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, and other members of CIS.
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Blog Entry Protecting the Territory, Killing the Map
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The politics of making and using maps in India has taken a sudden and complex turn with the publication of the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016. Contrary to the expectations arising out of several government schemes that are promoting the development of the new digital economy in India – from start-ups to the ongoing expansion of connectivity network – the Bill seems to be undoing various economic and humanitarian efforts, and other opportunities involving maps. This article by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Adya Garg was published by The Wire on May 16, 2016.
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