What would legislation for data infrastructure and open data look like? 

A useful summary from the Open Data Institute (from last year) of what the legal framework for a sustainable data infrastructure should look like Legislation should: Define a set of roles and responsibilities around data infrastructure assets such as data collectors, maintainers, publishers and regulators. It would give basic requirements for the responsibilities of each […]

UNESCO Report on the Data Revolution in Education

The Data Revolution in Education, produced by the Unesco Insitute for Statistics as a background paper for the Education Commission, includes a set of recommendations for producing and disseminating high-quality education statistics for planning and monitoring progress toward education targets. The report calls for changes across three broad areas that address both the supply and […]

Data-Intensive Development Lab

The Data-Intensive Development Lab explores how novel sources of data, and new computational algorithms, can promote sustainable global development. Our faculty, students, researchers, and partners bring methodological expertise in machine learning, statistics, and large-scale analytics to address the challenges facing the world’s poor. Research focus: Measuring poverty and vulnerability Financial services for the poor Technology […]

Uganda Water Supply Atlas

The Water Supply Database is a database maintained by Ugandan Ministry of Water & Environment that provides stakeholders with good knowledge and information on matters concerning the current safe water supply coverage, functionality and distribution of water among others. The database covers all 112 districts of Uganda and Water information from Point Water Sources, Piped […]

Healthsites.io – global healthsites mapping project

The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is an initiative to create an online map of every health facility in the world and make the details of each location easily accessible. When a natural disaster or disease outbreak occurs there is a rush to establish accurate health care location data that can be used to support people […]

iHRIS – Open Source Human Resources Information Solutions

iHRIS is simple, easy-to-use, open source software that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan the health workforce. iHRIS helps countries in low-resource settings capture high-quality data on health worker numbers, skills, qualifications, locations, and more. With this information, nations can address health workforce shortages and solve other challenges across the health sector and beyond. […]

OpenLMIS

OpenLMIS is a powerful, enterprise-class, open source electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains. OpenLMIS automates the LMIS system throughout the supply chain and supports interoperability through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which allow implementers to send and receive data between Health Management Information System (HMIS) visualization software, mobile data […]

Open Health Information Exchange

Dedicated to improve the health of the underserved through open and collaborative, development and support of country driven, large scale health information sharing architectures. Enabling large scale health information interoperability Offering freely available standards-based approaches and reference technologies Supporting each other’s needs through peer technical assistance communities Source: OpenHIE

ID4Africa

ID4Africa is a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in the service of development in Africa. The aim is to: Share experience and establish real world best practices that set the correct expectations for what is involved in launching and sustaining successful identity programs. Transform individual expertise and experience […]

openMRS

The global OpenMRS community works together to build the world’s leading open source enterprise electronic medical record system platform The OpenMRS community is a worldwide network of volunteers from many different backgrounds including technology, health care, and international development. Together, we’re working to build the world’s largest and most flexible technology platform to support delivery […]

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