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Call for Proposals: New Uses of Data for Advocacy (Open Society Institute, 18 May 2010)
The Open Society Institute Think Tank Fund and Information Program invites proposals from organizations working with data sets for advocacy.
One of the most valuable resources for policymakers and citizens concerned with a public issue is a high-quality data source. In transitional and emerging democracies, such data sources are often scarce. Efforts to use evidence-based policy arguments to support advocacy and policymaking projects have often necessitated the creation and maintenance of information, in databases, files, and collections of information buried in narrative text. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to bring these data sources to light, and to enhance their usefulness, by creating a dedicated line of grant funding for the expansion, maintenance, and use of this information.