[open-development] Call for research proposals: exploring the emerging impacts of open data in developing countries

Tim Davies tim at practicalparticipation.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 21:08:58 UTC 2012


I'm working with Web Foundation and IDRC on a call for proposals for
developing country based research into the emerging impacts on open data.
We announced the call at today's International Open Government Data
Conference, and would welcome your help in sharing the call with
researchers and projects that might be interested in putting in concept
notes for funding (deadline 10th September 2012).

We've framed the research call widely so that cases studied might range
from research into national open data initiatives in the global south, to
grass roots bottom-up work using open data in specific development
settings. We're aiming for both academic and policy-focussed research, and
interested in both single-country case studies, and multi-country thematic
studies. More details below, and the full call is linked at

Feel free to drop me a line if you've any questions.

All the best


*Call for research proposals: exploring the emerging impacts of open data
in the south: *

The Web Foundation and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are
*inviting research proposals that address current gaps in the evidence base
underlying the implementation of open data initiatives in the developing
world*, and to inform policy and practice in a range of different settings.
Research partners will be invited to form part of an international research
network that will be established over the course of 2013.

The project will fund a series of detailed case studies that examine the
emerging impacts of specific on-going *open data initiatives* that address
key development themes. Cases could look at:

   - Open data in local and national budgeting processesOpen data for
   legislation processes and elections
   - Open data in judicial systems
   - Open data for smarter cities
   - Open data for the delivery of  privately provided public services
   - Open data for the regulation of markets (e.g. extractive industries)
   - Open data for the welfare and empowerment of marginalized groups and
   communities (e.g. data for small farmers)
   - Open data and international development

The *call for proposals* sets out full details of what we are looking for
in the case studies, and the process for application.

As a result of this call, we expect to issue a series of grants ranging
from USD$25,000 to USD$75,000. It is expected that smaller grants will
focus on small, single-country or local initiative cases, and larger grants
can include a wider range of activities such as  multi-country comparisons
of open data about a particular governance domain (e.g. budget, cities,
extractive industries), technical assistance to on-going initiatives and/or
significant engagement with relevant policy dialogues.  The duration of
each project will not exceed 12 months, with projects expected to start in
early 2012.

*The closing date for the call is 10th September 2012.*

*Download the call at* http://www.opendataresearch.org/post/26975988175/call
- Call for proposals
- Call for proposals (Word,
- Call for proposals (Open Office
- Call for proposals (PDF)<http://public.webfoundation.org/2012/07/ODR-CfP.pdf>

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