Jan. 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Panel + World Cafe | Open Data + Service Delivery

Organizer:Open Gov Hub

Data is getting bigger: experts say that its rapid expansion will reach 35 trillion gigabytes by 2020. But what does that mean for people in practical terms? The evolution of open data has improved outcomes in the public and private sectors, but it is hard to evaluate its social and political impacts, especially in the developing world. An emerging theory of change, which links the use of open data with greater government accountability and improved service delivery, suggests that citizens' access to information pushes the public sector to get things done right.

This event will commence with a paper presentation titled "From Theory to Practice: Open Government Data, Accountability, and Service Delivery" by Michael Jelenic from the World Bank, analyzing empirical evidence from 25 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. A panel discussion will then explore the findings, followed by an unconference/knowledge cafe breakout session with a happy hour. Join us!

Location: OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC

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