Privacy – The Open Government Party Crasher

October 8, 2013

The NSA leaks crashed the global open government party. Don’t get me wrong – I do not think this undermines the “whole idea of open government” as someone recently claimed to me. But the open government community cannot sit on the sidelines.


What’s the Point of Open Data?

September 17, 2013

I’ve been puzzling for a while how the open data community can help the many great groups that have been fighting for transparency of key money flows for the past decade and more.


Women's Dreams

August 28, 2013

Article Highlights: 50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King motivated millions with his vision for a better and more just world. That vision still resonates, particularly for women and girls around the world who face staggering injustice. Securing their rights to land, housing, businesses and other assets is critical to help women fight this injustice and pursue their dreams.

Kavita Patel
Fellow and Managing Director at The Brookings Institution

Last Mile Gaps in the Affordable Care Act

July 10, 2013

The third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has passed, and its critical implementation phase is quickly approaching.


Open by Default

July 10, 2013

I am very fortunate to have been involved with Publish What You Fund since its launch alongside the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2008, at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

Karol Boudreaux

Why Property Matters

June 25, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: The post-2015 development agenda mentions securing property rights. In an exclusive opinion for Devex, Karol Boudreaux from the Omidyar Network explains why these rights matter and must be defended to empower the poor, especially in Africa.

Tom Kalil
Robynn Sturm Steffen

We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

June 25, 2013

Geeks have had a lasting positive impact on the lives of millions of people in the developing world—from the innovations and insights that fueled the Green Revolution, to the historic scientific achievements that have marked the “


Why We Should Welcome a G8 Open Data Charter

June 17, 2013

Trust in government has rarely been at a lower ebb. Citizens in developed and developing countries alike feel increasingly disconnected from the political process and their political leaders.

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What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector.


Research Report

People Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View

Doteveryone’s report highlights how critically important values-led leadership, backed by the right culture and processes, has become for tech workers in the UK.