Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
It's still a blank slate, but the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 'open data' page is a good omen (and I'd like to see similar pages for all other government departments). As the Minister says, " Donors and partner countries must be accountable to their citizens, absolutely, but both must also be accountable to each other. Transparency underpins these accountabilities.... The Open Data portal will put our country strategies, evaluations, audits and annual statistical and results reports within easy reach." But it's more than just accountability. Putting this information into the open also plays a key educational role. It allows people outside government circles to be able to see how projects are designed and managed. This helps them prepare themselves for similar work either with government or with other agencies.

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