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Open data helping meet the developing world’s social challenges [LAUNCH PHOTOS]

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OGP-London-2013-April

Speaking at an Open Government Partnership reception last night in London, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, unveiled details of the first ever in-depth study into how the power of open data can be harnessed to tackle social challenges in the developing world. The study will report in 2014. The occasion was doubly significant as it also marked the submission of action plans from eight OGP countries. The action plans are expected to be published later this week. Photos from the reception can be found on the Flickr page of the UK’s Cabinet Office (the UK government is currently lead co-chair of OGP in partnership with civil society).