The world has grown increasingly data-driven, but not all data is readily accessible. The Open Data initiative is an effort to remove restrictions on the access and use of data, enabling the realization of data-driven solutions in society, business and governance, academics, and healthcare.
Open Data allows for a more comprehensive understanding of global problems and universal issues. Listed below are sources of Open Data that are open for anyone to access, modify, reuse, and share for research purposes –
- Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D)
- World Poverty Clock
- Our World in Data
- Visual Capitalist - Datastream
- World Bank Open Data
- World Health Organization (WHO) Open Data Repository
- Google Public Data Explorer
- Google Dataset Search
- European Union Open Data Portal
- UNICEF Dataset
- WHO (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard
- Covid-19 Visualizer
Open Data is taking prominence as the world gradually embraces open systems. Countries, organizations, and institutions need to leverage open data in order to gain a competitive edge and play a notable role in the future.