USAID Announces New Data Sharing Policy

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Announcing USAID’s Open Data Policy
Angelique Crumbly, assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Management, and Brandon Pustejovsky, chief data officer at USAID, discuss the agency’s new development data policy, known as Automated Directives System 579 (ADS 579). They write, “In an era of unprecedented openness in government, ADS 579 is USAID’s first ever open data policy, providing a framework for systematically collecting agency-funded data in a central repository, structuring the data to ensure usability, and making the data public, while ensuring rigorous protections for privacy and security…” (10/15).