I co-edited a book 'Situating Open Data. Global Trends in Local Contexts' that provides empirical accounts of open data practices, the local implementation of global initiatives, and the development of new open data ecosystems.
Drawing on case studies in different countries and contexts, the chapters (including my chapter on how technology and open data can support the empowerment of women in the ICT sector in Kosovo) demonstrate the practices and actors involved in open government data initiatives unfolding within different socio-political settings.
Open Gov Playbook
I led on developing the Open Government Playbook to enable policymakers to implement the principles of open government (transparency, accountability, participation) throughout every stage of the policy development and delivery cycle. The Playbook defines and promotes ‘open government ways of working’ and provides a set of practical actions that could be undertaken to embed open government approaches within policymaking.
360Giving Challenge Fund
I coordinated two phases of the Challenge Fund project for 360Giving. The first phase, Quest for Questions, was an open call to the grantmaking sector to share their information needs and gaps.
In the second phase (Data Visualisation Challenge) designers, analysts, and data journalists from around the world used the 360Giving data to develop and visualise innovative solutions to two key questions facing the grantmaking sector.
Data Ethics Framework
I led the refresh process of the Data Ethics Framework that has been designed to support responsible innovation and help anyone working with data in the public sector consider and address the ethical considerations that may arise in their projects. Multidisciplinary teams should work through the Framework together throughout the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating a new project.
In this podcast, I asked Professor Diane Perrons about the consequences of omitting gender in local economic development policies. The main themes explored in this podcast are gender inequality and the implementation of regional measures of prosperity.
This podcast is an outcome of the Local Sparks project funded by the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.