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Open data improves developing economies

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The role of Open Data in fostering development

More and more studies are evaluating the impact and value of Open Data. However, there is not much known about the possible contributions of Open Data to economic and social development in developing countries. There is a growing enthusiasm for Open Data in developing economies, raising questions about the role of Open Data in fostering development.

The study Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How by Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew Young features in-depth case studies on how Open Data is having an impact across the developing world. The study provides insights on the conditions under which Open Data is most and least effective for development and strategies to maximise the positive contributions of Open Data to development. Explore the study or read more about Open Data beyond the European Union on the European Data Portal.