Last autumn we released the first draft of a working paper on opening up data related to international development. The report covers how to legally and technically open up aid data, as well as recommendations for how to make aid data easier to find and reuse.

This is now up on a dedicated website at:

We are also now soliciting for another round of feedback on the paper. In particular there are a list of questions we’re looking for input on at:

Finally we are working to build a network of people interested in open data in international development:

If you are interested in participating – or you’d like to suggest someone that we should contact, please get in touch. If you would like to join in discussion, you can subscribe to the open-development mailing list.

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.

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