The Open Data Task Force recently held an Open Data Master Class and accompanying two-day Boot Camp for senior officials and technical staff of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Organized by the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) in partnership with Open Data Philippines and Globe Telecom, the Procurement Hack brought together developers and designers in a competition to create web-based and mobile apps intended to facilitate efficiency...

In line with its promise of making government data searchable, understandable, and accessible, Open Data Philippines (ODP) reaches out to the wider public by opening the online portal for registration for ODP user accounts.

Apart from widening citizen access to data, these provisions will also contribute to government efficiency in terms of responding to requests for information. 

Now entering its eighth year, Open Access Week is an annual series of events focusing on spreading the word about openness and its potential benefits for a wide variety of applications.

We all know that visualization is an effective way to communicate data. But starting from scratch is difficult, especially for those of us who don't have the right skills. Thankfully, programmers have created software to make it easier for us.

Change and development lie at the core of Open Data. In promoting transparency, Open Data pushes not just for a shift in government processes but also in public attitudes and expectations.

The Open Data Task Force held a meeting last Monday, September 8, 2014, with Dr. Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President for Change, Knowledge, and Learning at the World Bank.