Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance

Having returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank president Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, Jay Naidoo shares lessons on how to engage citizens in governance and strengthen civil society through open data.

Among other, Jay Naidoo mentions that "Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the world, with over 600 million users. Using the pervasive mobile technology platform, we could avoid costly software applications and improve the performance of education. [...] What we need is the political will to co-create the tools with citizens and civil society, and to harness the expertise and technology of the marketplace to deliver the services to which our citizens have a right".

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