By Andrew J. Zahuranec, Andrew Young and Stefaan G. Verhulst

This article was originally published in Participo, a digest for the OECD Open Government Unit’s area of work on innovative citizen participation. Articles by external contributors are their own and do not reflect the views of the OECD.

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“What does the public expect from data-driven responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? And under what conditions?” …


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Welcome to The GovLab’s #Data4COVID19 Round-Up. This temporary, weekly curation will provide you with notable updates to the #Data4COVID19 data collaborative repository and other information meant to facilitate data stewardship in the ongoing pandemic. Have an interesting novel coronavirus-related project worth sharing? Send it to us at datastewards@thegovlab.org so we can consider it as an addition.

Panel on Global Perspectives on AI Ethics


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Welcome to The GovLab’s #Data4COVID19 Round-Up. This temporary, weekly curation will provide you with notable updates to the #Data4COVID19 data collaborative repository and other information meant to facilitate data stewardship in the ongoing pandemic. Have an interesting novel coronavirus-related project worth sharing? Send it to us at datastewards@thegovlab.org so we can consider it as an addition.

Welcome Back Happy New Year and welcome back to #Data4COVID19 Newsletter, a regular curation of The GovLab’s ongoing work related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last year, The GovLab conducted much work to understand the value of data and data science for this…


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On Thursday, December 10, 2020, The GovLab hosted a panel discussion on “Data Collaboration in the Age of COVID-19” at the MyData Conference 2020. Facilitated by Stefaan Verhulst (Co-Founder and Chief R&D at The GovLab), panelists Kelly Jin (City of New York), Claudia Juench (Cloudera Foundation), Dave Greene (Microsoft), and JoAnn Stonier (Mastercard) discussed ways the COVID-19 response could inform efforts to foster cross-sector data reuse in a responsible, systematic, and sustainable way.

Given the MyData Conference’s focus on “strengthening digital human rights while opening new opportunities for business to develop innovative, personal data-based services,” the panelists discussed a range…


Welcome to The GovLab’s #Data4COVID19 Round-Up. This temporary, weekly curation will provide you with notable updates to the #Data4COVID19 data collaborative repository and other information meant to facilitate data stewardship in the ongoing pandemic. Have an interesting novel coronavirus-related project worth sharing? Send it to us at datastewards@thegovlab.org so we can consider it as an addition.

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A Year in Review

It’s been a long year.

Since The GovLab launched its #Data4COVID series in March, the world has seen no shortage of crises. Institutions have been strained. …


By Jaimee Dellipoali

Welcome to The GovLab’s #Data4COVID19 Round-Up. This temporary, weekly curation will provide you with notable updates to the #Data4COVID19 data collaborative repository and other information meant to facilitate data stewardship in the ongoing pandemic. Have an interesting novel coronavirus-related project worth sharing? Send it to us at datastewards@thegovlab.org so we can consider it as an addition.

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Applications Open for Data Stewardship Course The Open Data Policy Lab is now accepting applications for an accelerated learning course geared towards data stewards — responsible data leaders in the public and private sector — to develop data re-use strategies to…


Expert Panel Reflects on Emerging Uses of Technology for Development

By Aditi Ramesh and Andrew J. Zahuranec

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Nii Quaynor (Ghana Dot Com), Carlos Santiso (Latin American Development Bank), Stefaan Verhulst (The GovLab), Marc Lepage (Asian Development Bank), Peter Addo (Agence Française de Développement), and Shachee Doshi (USAID)

Five years since the United Nations General Assembly set forth the Sustainable Development Goals, people from all sectors of society have dedicated themselves to seeing them fulfilled. While significant achievements have come about in this time — with poverty in decline and increased access to drinking water — progress remains limited in many parts of the globe due to complex challenges, a lack of political will, and limited resources. …


by Andrew J. Zahuranec, Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young, and Peter Addo

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In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set forth the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a series of 169 targets needed to “end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere” by 2030. Though some progress has been made toward these goals, much work remains to be done across the developed and developing world. Global challenges like climate change, pandemic, and poverty require organizations to innovate how they make decisions and solve problems.

The French Development Agency (AFD) and The GovLab recently joined forces to…


By Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew J. Zahuranec, Andrew Young, Matt Gee, Susan Ariel Aaronson, and Ania Calderon

This blog was originally published by the Open Data Policy Lab, a collaboration between The GovLab and Microsoft which supports decision-makers at the local, state and national levels as they accelerate the responsible re-use and opening of data for the benefit of society and the equitable spread of economic opportunity.

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Our world faces many challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the threat of climate change to growing economic inequality. Faced with these serious and persistent challenges, many policymakers have turned to data. Through…


Welcome to The GovLab’s #Data4COVID19 Round-Up. This temporary, weekly curation will provide you with notable updates to the #Data4COVID19 data collaborative repository and other information meant to facilitate data stewardship in the ongoing pandemic. Have an interesting novel coronavirus-related project worth sharing? Send it to us at datastewards@thegovlab.org so we can consider it as an addition.

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New Report at the Open Data Policy Lab

Today, the Open Data Policy Lab (an initiative from The GovLab with support from Microsoft) and its partners BrightHive, Open Data Institute, Open Data Charter, and Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub) released a report summarizing…

Andrew J. Zahuranec

Research Fellow at The GovLab

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