How has open data impacted you and your community?

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Partnership for Open Data impact stories competition launched

Over the last decade, Open Data initiatives have become increasingly popular with governments and civil society organisations across the world. Through these initiatives they hope to tap into its potential benefits of innovation, delivery of better services more cost effectively, combating climate change, improving urban planning, and reducing corruption; to name just a few possibilities.

We want to know how opening up data impacts those in developing countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) is a partnership of institutions to research and promote open data in the context of low and middle income countries. We invite you to share your stories with us about how open data has positively impacted you, or those around you - technologically, politically, commercially, environmentally, socially, or in any other way.

This is the chance to tell your inspiring stories, and get them published.

A grand prize of $1000 (USD) is on offer and there are 2 x $500 (USD) runner up prizes!

This competition is being run by the Open Knowledge Foundation as part of the Partnership for Open Data, a joint initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Data Institute, and The World Bank.

Closing date: 24th March 2014

Competition details and how to enter.

Winners will be announced within three weeks of the closing date. Terms and Conditions apply.

Rahul Ghosh joined the Partnership for Open Data after graduating with a Masters in Digital Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London. He also has a background in public relations and nonprofit management.