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Valuing Data: How to use it in your grant-making

It would be fair to say that British philanthropists haven’t traditionally made the most of data in their work. But there exist a number of opportunities for British grant-makers to change this and recent research we supported with New Philanthropy … Continue reading

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Indigo Christmas Office Clausure

Ho ho ho! The Indigo team will be out of the office from now until early January. As such, any proposals received during this time will not be reviewed until the New Year and applicants should expect a slower-than-usual response.  Don’t worry, though, we’ll … Continue reading

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Opening Government and Closing Civic Space

Last week saw the Open Government Partnership’s annual summit, which this year took place in Paris. Put briefly, the idea behind the initiative is to make governments ‘more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens’. It’s a voluntary club that now … Continue reading

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Organisation Identifiers (and why everyone is talking about them)

On the day that America goes to the polls, it might be something of an exaggeration to say that everyone is talking about organisation identifiers, but it’s certainly something that crops quite often at conferences I go to and meetings I attend. Broadly … Continue reading

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Open data awards, pigeons and behaviour change

Yesterday saw the Open Data Institute’s Annual Summit, which aims to showcase open data work from around the world and bring together individuals and organisations working with open data in the public, private and third sectors. The highlight of yesterday … Continue reading

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Open data conferences – law of diminishing returns?

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in Madrid for the fourth edition of the International Open Data Conference. With around 2,000 participants, it’s one of the most prominent events of its kind and attracts a fairly global audience, even if most … Continue reading

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Get Access to South Africa’s Government Gazette – For Free

The following article is reproduced here with the kind permission of our friends at Code4SA. The original can be found here. A new website,, is making official government gazettes available online and searchable, so you no longer have to … Continue reading

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