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Open Data Opens Doors - St. Lucia Data Literacy Bootcamp

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Keynote for St. Lucia's Data Literacy Bootcamp, held in Castries, June 5-7, 2018.

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Open Data Opens Doors - St. Lucia Data Literacy Bootcamp

  1. 1. by Sandra Moscoso for St. Lucia Data Literacy Bootcamp Photo Credit: Hernán Piñera, Flickr Open Data Opens Doors
  2. 2. Intro: By Day… Institutional Data Pusher
  3. 3. Intro: By Night… Local data consumer
  4. 4. Open Data is Not About Data • It’s about solving problems; it’s about getting help from the broader community to get to the solutions; it’s about helping ourselves • Citizen engagement means nothing without transparency; need to include ‘open’ components as part of design of government, NGO, community, development, etc. It’s not about open data…
  5. 5. What is Open Data? 8 Principles (December 2007) • Complete (except when subject to privacy, security, privilege) • Primary (raw/granular) • Timely • Accessible • Machine readable (re-usable) • Non-discriminatory • Non-proprietary • License Free A necessary resource with a terrible name
  6. 6. NOT Open Data Data privacy is critical to ALL data efforts…. Student academic records Student-level standardized test records Individual student health data Individual student transportation data (i.e. -DC1 free transportation program) Student-level attendance data Student-level discipline data
  7. 7. Policy-Making
  8. 8. Raw Data +
  9. 9. Evidence-Based Policy • Build tools and analyses used by DC Council, agencies, and NGOs to provide services for children and make policy decisions • Organize a team of volunteers to create maps and visualizations that support advocacy efforts for NGOs and community organizations http://www.dcactionforc hildren.org/ DC Action for Children
  10. 10. • Citizen and stakeholder engagement to support city- wide policy change • Map by Washington Post reflects changes to student assignment • Our DC Schools o 50 pages of policy translated into a 7 question survey o 400 participants reached via face to face session; 4000 participants reached via ourdcschools.org o All data collected (except that which compromised privacy) was published as open data then analyzed by others http://ourdcschools.org/ DC’s Boundary Review Process Education Policy Design, Washington
  11. 11. Community Advocacy
  12. 12. Advocacy for Policy Change • Map of funds allocated to schools, updated annually during budget season • City has been sharing the data with local education advocates since 2014 • http://dcpsbudget.ourdcschoo ls.org/ / At-Risk Funds
  13. 13. Advocacy for Policy Change… 2.0 • ”Same” funding data combined with “same” performance data • https://twitter.com/betsyjwolf Same data, with school-level nuance
  14. 14. Follow the Money, Nigeria http://www.followthemoneyng.org/
  15. 15. Media (and the Infomediary) as a Social Service
  16. 16. OpenUp’s Medicine Price Registry https://mpr.code4sa.org/ Helped identify almost $480M in price discrepancies across 14 countries
  17. 17. HealthMap, Global http://healthmap.org/en/
  18. 18. Infoamazonia, Brazil (+ Amazon Countries) http://infoamazonia.org
  19. 19. Mutualistas, Uruguay http://mutualistas.datauy.org/
  20. 20. Innovation and Economic Opportunities
  21. 21. Open Data Business Models • Suppliers: publish their data, free -> increase customer loyalty • Aggregators: collect data, analyze, charge for the insights or otherwise • Developers: design and build apps (web-based, tablet, smartphone) • Enrichers: established businesses enhance their products and services • Enablers: charge companies to make it easier for them to use open data Slide Credit – Alla Morrison, World Bank Group
  22. 22. Data Literacy • Increasing demand for data scientists (across industries) – Burtchworks Study • Projections of US shortage of 140-190K employees w/ deep analytical skills by – McKinsey Global Institute • Enables teachers to bring relevant and engaging topics into their classrooms; critical local and community issues • Used by hundreds of teachers (and their students) across 19 countries • FREE Data Literacy Course: https://sudanebp.tuvalabs.co m/ TuvaLabs https://tuvalabs.com/
  23. 23. Re-defining “Development” • Access to data • Communities of problem ‘experts’ , data experts, technologists, and journalists: ‘Code for’, Hacks/Hackers chapters, etc • Thinking beyond transparency and accountability • How is open data translating to actual solutions and benefits for people? (vs governments, institutions) Ecosystem Dependent
  24. 24. Public Data “Trusts” • Philladelphia open data https://www.opendataphilly.org/ • Swim Guide https://www.theswimguide.org/ You don’t have to go at it on your own…
  25. 25. - Thank you - smoscoso@worldbank.org @sandramoscoso
  26. 26. Finding the Right School • Boston (US): http://www.discoverbps.org/ • Washington, DC (US): http://school-chooser.herokuapp.com/ • Tanzania: http://www.shule.info/ • Chicago (US): http://cpstiers.opencityapps.org/ • Spain: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/educacion/vscripts/centros/index.asp UK: http://www.skillsroute.com/ • Moldova: http://afla.md/ • New York City (US): http://nyc-high-schools.findthebest.com/ School-comparison apps

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