ODK became a Regional Hub for Global Data Barometer (GDB)

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:

  • Participation in thematic module design and indicators design;
  • Question design and supporting guidance, piloting expert survey questions;
  • Proposing region-specific questions to include in the survey in consultation with the Global Data Barometer team;
  • Recruitment of national independent researchers and coordination;
  • Participation in regional calls and general monthly calls of the GDB Regional Hubs Community of Practice to exchange information, views, share lessons learned, emerging challenges or questions;
  • Coordination of the data collection process and research: training for national researchers, initial review of researchers’ work to ensure the quality of answers and evidence, and to make sure researchers are on track to meet deadlines;
  • Facilitating the regional peer review and thematic review process;
    Providing feedback on the analysis produced by the global team;
  • Designing a local dissemination product (e.g., report, website, briefing, visualization) (subject to availability of resources);
  • Developing regional report with guidance and support from the core GDB team (subject to availability of resources);
  • Identifying and executing other local research, communication, and capacity-building opportunities, drawing on GDB data and resources (subject to availability of resources);
  • Contributing to the dissemination strategy for the global report;
  • Co-hosting regional dissemination events/webinars on results and coordinating these events with GDB to ensure global team participation or engagement of thematic partners, depending on the emphasis of the event/s; (subject to availability of resources);
  • Contributing to translation of global and regional report (subject to availability of resources).

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).




Date published

February 9, 2021