Research from Caribbean Open Institute
The COI inherits a strong research pedigree from the mandate of our primary funder the IDRC, and the research tradition and capabilities of key founding members, the Mona School of Business & Management, and the The Caribbean ICT Research Programme, both institutions of the University of the West Indies. The COI's Research Agenda is defined by a mission to "discover" the high value impact opportunities arising from Open data in order to inform Government policies & approaches that allow for targeted interventions and optimal allocation of resources to the most impactful open data initiatives.
In our current Research program "Harnessing Open Data to Achieve Development Results in Latin America and the Caribbean" we employ Action Research methodologies to analyze the data ecosystems in key sectors, discover value opportunities, and formulate and validate theories of change.about Open Data.
Some highlights of current Research are listed below:. See our Catalog of Publications here:
Open Data Sector studies
- Jackson, S. (2015). Official Statistics and Open Data: A Small Island Developing State (SIDS) Perspective.
- Mallalieu, K., & McConney, P. (2015). Caribbean Open Data Scoping Study: Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
- McLeod, M. T. (2015). Caribbean Open Data Scoping Study: Tourism Sector.
Strategic Sector Initiatives (Technical Reports)
- Towards a Data-Driven Agriculture Sector in Jamaica
- Open Data and Interactive Community Mapping: Empowering Local Community Tourism
- Visualizing the structure and inkages in the Jamaican economy using National Statistics
- Open Data and the Caribbean Gateway: Towards Improved Governance and Decision-Making of the Caribbean’s Protected Areas
- McLeod, M. and McNaughton, M. (2016) “Mapping an emergent Open Data eco-system” Journal of Community Informatics
- McNaughton, M.L., McLeod, M.T. and Boxill, I. (2016) “Tourism Open Data in Jamaica: an actor network perspective.” In Kozak & Kozak, Tourism and Hospitality Management, UK: Emerald.
- McNaughton, M. L., McLeod, M. T., McNaughton, M. and Walcott, J. (2016) ‘Open Data as a Catalyst for Problem Solving: Empirical Evidence from a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Context’, in 2016 Open Data Research Symposium. Madrid, Spain.
- Minto-Coy, I., Roberts, L., Hall, B. and McNaughton, M. (2016) ‘Towards Greater Citizen Engagement and Transparency Through Open Budgeting in Jamaica’, in 2016 Open Data Research Symposium. Madrid, Spain. Madrid, Spain.
- Why the Caribbean Embraces Open Data
- Making sense of US$3 trillion – Estimating the value of Open Data for Small Developing Economies.
- Who Stole My Cow? Open Data and Praedial Larceny
- Problem-Solving with Open Data: A Caribbean Perspective
- Engaging the private sector in the open data value-chain: An innovation imperative
- A Hidden Gem: August Town Tour Comes to Life!
- How Open Data Can Improve Tourism In The Caribbean
- Reimagining Jamaica's Agriculture Infrastructure & Interfaces
- HarvestAPI: A Building Block to Better Agriculture Data Interfaces
- Open Data and the Caribbean Gateway: Contributing to Sustainable Management of Protected Areas