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The Global Impact of Open Data by Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Omdiyar Network for supporting this project. In particular, Laura Bacon, principal of policy investments, has been instrumental in developing the case studies. This work would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our colleagues at the GovLab, including the case studies research team: Ali Clare, Auralice Graft, Juliet McMurren, Christina Rogawski, David Sangokoya, and Rebecca Young; Akash Kapur who provided crucial editorial support; and the GovLab developer team: Chris Wong, Claudio Mendonca, Batu Sayici, and Mark Adkins-Hastings who created odimpact.org where this research lives online. Thanks also to the GovLab’s Beth Simone Noveck, Fred DeJohn, Lauren Yu, Dinorah Cantú, Julia Root, Irene Tello-Arista, and María Hermosilla for their input and support throughout the development of this research.

The research contained in this volume was developed thanks to the following experts and stakeholders who generously gave their time and provided essential on-the-ground knowledge about their inspiring and transformative work: Neil Ackroyd, Kim Alexander, Robert Andrews, Jay Bhalla, Uuf Brajawidagba, François Brouard, Iain Campion, John Carpenter, Daniel Carranza, Julian Carver, Pablo Clark, Izabela Corrèa, Jeff de la Beaujardiere, Leodelma de Marilac Felix, Vivien Deparday, Patrick DuFour, Ee-Peng Lim, Carl Elmstam, Peter Elson, Felipe Estefan, Aidan Eyakuze, Stephen Ferris, Christian Fischer, Mike Flowers, Rafael García Aceves, Zachary Goldstein, Hanna Helquist, Thorhildur Jetzek, Al Kags, Jason Kim, Verena Luise Knippel, Daniel Kreiss, David Lasby, Michael Lenczner, Morten Lind, Andrew Loveless, Lindsay Marchessault, Arnold Minde, Lindsay Mollineaux, Oscar Montiel, Otávio Moreira de Castro Neves, Ainun Najib, Bitange Ndemo, Bo Overgaard, Tim Owen, Allan Parnell, Ed Parsons, Maria Patterson, Hilary Pearson, Karl Peterson, Florent Peyre, Peter Rabley, Tara Ramchandani, Ira Rubinstein, Fabrizio Scrollini, Diah Setiawaty, Rupert Simons, Singapore National Environment Agency, Gabriel Sipos, Diego Soria, Allison Soussi-Tanani, Javier Teran, Samhir Vasdev, Eva Vozárová, Neil Weston, Alyssa Wright, and Alexandra Zapata Hojel.

Finally, our gratitude to the following dedicated individuals who provided invaluable input during the open peer review process of this research: Karin Ahlin, Antonio Almansa Morales, Andi Argast, Jos Berens, Keitha Booth, J. Albert Bowden II, Mark Cardwell, Corinne Cath, Emmy Chirchir, Rafael García Aceves, Erik Holmlund, Brendan Kenny, Alessia Lefebure, Ulrich Mans, Valerie Moye, Alina Östling, Giuseppe Reale, Fathima Rifaa, Julian Singh, Rayna Stamboliyska, Julian Tait, Jamie Van Ymeren, Mario Velasco, Niki Virani, Johanna Walker, Andrew Weller, Ian White, Raymond Yee, and Maria Zuffova.

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