ODK has joined the Global Data Barometer project and the Global Community of Regional Hubs in Fall 2020. ODK acts as a Regional Hub for the Global Data Barometer project for Kosovo and Albania.
GDB is a multi-stakeholder initiative and it works with Regional Hubs, thematic partners, governments, private sector and civil society organizations, academia, and the media, to fill data gaps, generate insights, and support debate about our data futures. It will produce a benchmark study based on a common methodology to support cross-country comparison and learning regarding laws and policies, data availability, data capabilities, and data use across a range of settings. And it will provide rich primary data to the fuel sector and issue-specific data-related initiatives.
The GDB project received sixteen applications, which were evaluated on several criteria: geographical balance; capacity for in-kind contribution during GDB’s design phase; experience in implementing data-related projects, policies, or regional initiatives; fundraising capacity; and the network and resources for convening various stakeholders during the dissemination phase.
Today, ODK is excited to be part of this Global Community of GDB Regional hubs.
In 2021, ODK Hub will continue supporting the Global Data Barometer project through engaging in the study design process, data collection, analysis and dissemination of the results. The expert survey will generate data on 100+ countries, leading to a new research-ready open dataset, in-depth analysis, and country and sectoral profiles.
ODK regional Hub Coordinator is Dafina Olluri, Deputy Director at ODK.
Open Data Kosovo is a nonprofit organization that believes in using civic-tech and digital humanitarianism to open government. ODK recognizes and believes in the power of technology to deliver ground-breaking citize action solutions and disclose public data to establish effective, transparent and accountable governance. All local projects undertaken by ODK involve rendering government processes more transparent by opening government data in ways that sheds light on the internal workings of government activities (e.g. opening procurement data to better monitor procurement practices).
The regional hubs, including Open Data Kosovo, will be responsible for:
For more details about the Global Data Barometer (GDB), please visit the website: www.globaldatabarometer.org
NOTE: The pilot edition of the Global Data Barometer receives funding from United National Development Programme (UNDP in Kosovo).