Open Development Technology Alliance Supports African Programs

Staff Writer | oAfrica | July 15, 2013

The Open Development Technology Alliance (ODTA) is “a knowledge platform aiming to give voice to citizens and improve accountability by offering ways to provide feedback on public services.” It provides knowledge products, links experts with projects and facilitates the development of ICT tools. ODTA provides direct support to World Bank operations to ensure that the lessons learned, communities engaged, and experience from tools deployed can be used to inform others around the world with similar needs.

The group has initiated numerous activities in Africa to develop sustainable models of engagement with external partners. Six African programs ODTA has supported in the past two years involve open data, community mapping, an SMS survey, and a hackathon: