The Oriel Open Knowledge Hub is an Open Data platform for sharing and downloading digital content about development. The hub is different from other Open Data initiatives. Existing digital divides could be recreated in an Open Data environment so a key aspect of the hub’s design is to raise the profile of diverse perspectives on development, paying particular attention to content from the South.
The Oriel Open Knowledge Hub can be
linked to other Open Knowledge initiatives and its aim is to improve the
supply and accessibility of content that supports evidence-informed
policy making and practice by development actors. The hub is
largely being developed in collaboration with a range of organisations
based in developing countries. It is anticipated that through peer
support and shared learning, IDS and its partners will increase their
capacity to engage and innovate with Open Data and Open Content.