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In many countries across the world, discussions, policies and developments are actively emerging around Open Data. It is believed that opening government data can have significant economic potential, generating new industries and innovations.

This presentation provides a short introduction to Open Data, with a focus on available public data from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) - http://statistics.gov.rw. The presentation also explore the roles played by the group of actors involved in strengthening the Open Data ecosystem in Rwanda and the steps involved in monetizing open data.

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  • Issues with thesedefinitions: Open as in Open Source?
  • Closer home
  • Benefactor or Beneficiary? For Benefactor: Evidence based planning, Impact on quality of data
  • In the context of NISR data, any commercial/business value in data will come from combinations of data sets that can provide "business intelligence" to companies about certain markets, competition and investment opportunities.Specialized apps/Services - Selling apps in app store/android market!API subscriptionPremium data saleAdvertisements Subscriptions to additional features
  • Govt. publishes data - 3rd parties create tools for analysis and oversights - Citizens detect issues, give feedback - issues are resolved
  • ODOO_klab

    1. 1. Open Data, Open OpportunitiesAn introduction to open data, with a focus on available public data from NISR Rajiv Ranjan ICT Advisor – NISR/UNDP
    2. 2. AgendaKnowing Open DataPioneersBenefitsOpen Data in RwandaDemoMonetizing Open DataOpen Data ecosystemConclusion
    3. 3. What is Open Data?
    4. 4. ““Open data is a philosophy and practice requiring that certain data be freely available to everyone, without restrictions from ” copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control…” - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data
    5. 5. ““Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute ” and sharealike.” - OpenDefinition.org
    6. 6. Conditions for Open Data: Open standards and machine readableTo be open, data must be accessible online, publishedwithout technical restrictions to re-use, and provided under alicense that allows the data to be re-used without limitation,including across different "fields of endeavour" (i.e.commercial and non-commercial alike).
    7. 7. Pioneers
    8. 8. Data.worldbank.orgData.gov.uk Data.gov
    9. 9. Opendata.go.ke
    10. 10. What is so good about Open Data?
    11. 11. Open Data creates new markets! Photo by Fisher- http://viewology.net/thai-hat-yai-klonghae-floating-market-pictures/622/
    12. 12. Opportunities•Visualization• Analysis• Community Management• Mash up/Combining Data• APIs• Data Mining etc.
    13. 13. Where to find Open Data in Rwanda?
    14. 14. Statistics.gov.rw
    15. 15. Dissemination tools in NISR SDMX Open Data Registry Portal Sdmx.statistics.gov.rw Statistics.gov.rw Prognoz NADA Prognoz.statistics.gov.rw Microdata.statistics.gov.rw DevInfo IMIS Devinfo.statistics.gov.rw Imis.statistics.gov.rwPublications (PDFs) & (Data in Excel) Indicators (Time series) Microdata Survey information Statistics.gov.rw
    16. 16. Demo
    17. 17. Opportunities for businesses?
    18. 18. Key check points: • The idea • The data Business Model? • The technology • The design/visual • The pitchExamples• Real estate/property data (houses for sale matched with data on real estate taxes, data on specificproperties, etc (Zillow.com)• Data for business intelligence (such as what Spikes Cavell Analytics offers to clients - spikescavell.net) Thx to @JeffKaplan88 for the examples
    19. 19. Need to leverage collective intelligence
    20. 20. Open Data ecosystem GovernmentAcademia Private sector Community groups
    21. 21. Conclusion“There are substantial social and economic gains to be made from opening government data to the public. The combination of geographic, budget, demographic, services, education, and other data, publically available in open format on the web, promises to improve services as well as create future economic growth.” - Open Data Study, May 2010 (http://www.soros.org/reports/open-data-study)
    22. 22. Thank you!rajivranjan.org