Preparing for a Data-Driven Revolution in Liberia

  • Legal/regulatory reform to allow for data disclosure;
  • Capacity building and training of government officials;
  • ICT infrastructure;
  • Digitization and dissemination of data in open format; and
  • Promotion of the use and re-use of government data.
  • Failure to implement existing data disclosure rules and policies;
  • Lack of resources dedicated to fund open data measures;
  • Low capacity of and communication between ministries and agencies;
  • Poor internet penetration and access;
  • Low levels of demand; and
  • Hesitancy to disclose data.
  • Allow public entities to host and maintain websites and related eServices;
  • Be a flexible, open source platform;
  • Provide responsive web template design to ensure consistent templates across devices;
  • Make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, varied ICT skills, or who do not speak English; and
  • Provide internal communications tools for civil servants.
  • Links to passport service requests;
  • Access to legal advice on public laws;
  • Use of word processors to help with job applications and the filling out of other documents;
  • Consultation of cached Wikipedia pages;
  • Photocopying of documents;
  • Taking and printing of digital passport pictures;
  • Consultation of administrative forms, text of laws, etc.; and
  • Access to public datasets.

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Olivier Alais

Olivier Alais

Harvard Berkman Center fellow I ICT Consultant