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Open Government Data in Developing Countries: the Case of Kenya and Moldova

When: Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:00 - 3 p.m. Washington D. C. time

If you missed it:

Recorded webcast (video): mms://, or World Bank Live (live blogging/tweeting)

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched by President Obama and 45 other Heads of States and other leaders on September 20th in New York City at the sidelines of UN General Assembly, marking the beginning of a new phase in government transparency, accountability, and citizen participation. Open Government Data initiatives are seen as a key element of open government agenda, and have been adopted by a number of governments around the world, and increasingly developing countries are embarking on these initiatives and are asking World Bank for support. 

The World Bank and the World Wide Web Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of an Open Government Data Community of Practice (CoP) in the context of ICT for Open Development knowledge platform. The Open Data CoP will connect World Bank staff, external experts, and government clients. It will focus on Open Government Data supply (policy and implementation perspectives) and demand (community and citizen perspectives) in internal Bank and external use cases.

To mark the launch of this CoP, a workshop on the role of Open Government Data (OGD) in developing countries. The event featured a keynote presentation by Jose Manuel Alonso, Program Manager for Open Data at the World Wide Web Foundation and discussed examples from Kenya and Moldova, first two groundbreaking OGD initiatives supported by the Bank. These examples illustrated different approaches to the successful incorporation of Open Government Data initiatives into Bank client relationships.


Click here to join the OGD Community of Practice on LinkedIn 

For more resources on Open Data, and the examples of Kenya and Moldova, please visit:,,,,  

When: Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (coffee, fruit and cookies will be served)

Recorded webcast (video)

Comments or questions: use Twitter (#opendata103)


Co-Chairs: Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, ICT Unit and Neil Fantom, Manager, DECDG

Opening Remarks:
 Aleem Walji, Practice Manager, WBIIN

Johannes Zutt, Country Director, Kenya

Martin Raiser, Country Director, Ukraine/Belarus/Moldova (recorded video)

Keynote Speaker: Jose Manuel Alonso, Program Manager, Open Data, World Wide Web Foundation.
 Slides in PDF: Slides in Powerpoint Case Studies 



Christopher Finch, Senior Social Development Specialist, AFTCS, Kenya

Tracey Marie Lane, Senior Economist, AFTP2, Kenya


Download presentation slides, and another set of background slides


Oleg Petrov, TTL, Moldova Governance eTransformation Project Slides 


Jeff Kaplan, Consultant, ICT Unit Slides 


Kristin Sinclair, Governance Officer, ECCMD Slides 

Commentary: Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Senior Governance Specialist, WBIIN

Tariq Khokhar, Open Data Evangelist, DECDG

Adrian Fozzard, Lead Public Sector Specialist, PRMPS



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