By Nidhisha Philip

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Open government data — data released by federal agencies for analysis and reuse — is an important resource for state and local governments, the private sector, researchers, and civil society. 2019 was a banner year for federal open data policy: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (the “Evidence Act”) became law, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the 2020 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan. Both set out groundbreaking requirements for federal agencies to make their data more accessible and usable for a wide variety of applications.

At the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE)…


This month, the nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) is celebrating the culmination of its two-year SDG National Reporting Initiative, which was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and supported by partners around the world.

CODE recently published a Lessons Learned report that summarizes the state of SDG reporting as well as challenges and successes identified during implementation of the Initiative over the past two years. …


According to an estimate published by the Centers for Disease Control, about 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease every year. The disease, which is transmitted by ticks, can cause a range of symptoms from fever, chills, and muscle pain to pain, arthritis, and severe brain and neurological impacts. But most Americans who have Lyme disease may never know they have it, let alone get effective treatment. …


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In our digital age, government leaders, business owners, researchers, and ordinary citizens have come to rely on a wide range of data resources in their work and in daily life. Large datasets power our maps and mobile apps, our weather reports, our financial system, our medical research, and much more.

Much of the most important data is collected, managed, and published by federal agencies, in dizzying quantities. Data.gov, the federal portal to U.S. government data, has more than 285,000 datasets and is still growing. …


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The Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) will be presenting an Eye on Earth (EoE) webinar on Strategies for SDG National Reporting on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Continue reading to learn more about the webinar and how to register:

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was launched by the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) in March 2018 to help governments publish data on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, adopted in 2015, are a historic commitment to take on the world’s most pressing and intractable problems. …


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The SDG National Reporting Initiative launched today to help governments publish data on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. SDG reporting means publishing and disseminating data and statistics on SDG indicators for key stakeholders such as UN agencies, policymakers, businesses, NGOs and research institutions, and the general public. Here are 7 reasons to be excited about SDG reporting:

1. Tracking progress for improved decision-making.

The data made available through SDG reporting helps policymakers understand where their country stands in relation to their priorities, and how far they still need to go. For example, how many citizens live in poverty, and where…


By: Theo Goetemann

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Last week, Grindr, in partnership with HackerNest, launched Hack4Equality, a seven-week hackathon where creative-minded people from around the world will work to solve problems facing the LGBTQ community. Participants will have access to data from the City of Los Angeles and government census data provided through the White House’s Opportunity Project. For the first time ever, Grindr will also provide anonymous data from their own app. …

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