ODE Updates: Volume XIV

| 16 March 2023

In this blog post, Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) emphasizes the significance of ‘open’ data as a digital public good that can play a key role in achieving economic and human development goals essential for the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) attainment.


In this article for the World Economic Forum, Andrew Collinge, Yasunori Mochizuki and Shefali Rai outline why building a global open data movement for cities will be crucial for tackling a host of challenges, from inequality to climate change to crime.


In this piece for Bar and Bench, Aditi Bhowmick and Supriya Sankaran highlight the potential of an open-access judicial dataset to uncover fresh perspectives, craft innovative narratives, and devise novel remedies that serve justice.


Interesting Resources

  • Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic Platform for India SHRUG: An open access repository hosting datasets covering India’s 500,000 villages and 8000 towns that helps facilitate data sharing between researchers.
  • World Bank’s World Development Indicators: An openly accessible compilation of globally comparable statistics pertaining to development and efforts to combat poverty.
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) GeoSadak: An open access national geo-spatial dataset that aids in enhancing the planning and  implementation of connectivity projects for remote habitations.