Open Knowledge Hub for development

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.