Open Data Solutions for Rural Development and Inclusive Growth in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
September 4, 2014Hyderabad, India

The World Bank and the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana organized an interactive ideation workshop on Open Data to bring together key stakeholders, including government officials, development practitioners, health, education, agriculture, retail... , and other subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, ICT firms, and academic and research institutions to discuss Open Data solutions for rural development and inclusive growth in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.   See More

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This one-day Open Data workshop:

  • Showcased the uses of Open Data in India and in the rest of the world;
  • Focused on the development issues addressed in the World Bank's Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Rural Inclusive Growth Project; and
  • Helped outline the necessary steps effectively deliver development benefits through the use of Open Data. 

The workshop consisted of two parts. The first part focused on knowledge sharing of global and Indian good practices, successful solutions and lessons learned, as well as collecting feedback from participants and discussing priorities for the Open Data initiative in the rural space. There were presentations by government officials and the World Bank experts presenting examples from around the world, as well as from India and within the two states.

The afternoon workshop session focused on identifying and elaborating high-priority challenges and brainstorming on possible Open Data-enabled solutions based on successful use cases. 

Some of the questions we're exploring include:

Are you aware of any interesting initiatives, products or services created by civil society organizations, the private sector or development agencies that use Open Data for service delivery in the rural sector in India?

Have you come across any examples of innovative use of Open Data and Open Data-driven solutions in sectors such as agriculture, health (especially maternal health), education, rural or urban development, and governance that we should highlight in the workshop?

Please share your examples, experiences and suggestions with us through our Twitter stream (, using the hashtag #data4impact. You can also follow us for ongoing news and conversation about our work in India and around the world. 

For additional information, please contact Roza Vasileva. We look forward to engaging in a continuing dialogue about Open Data and its uses.