Databases and visualizations…
Open Data Initiative by the World Bank • “Free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development” to help “policymakers and advocacy groups make better-informed decisions and measure improvements more accurately.”
Global Integrity • “An innovation lab for the transparency and accountability community” providing “open-source metrics, reporting, and techniques for assessing transparent and accountable government.” @GlobalIntegrity
Measurement Lab (MLAB) • Research platform and network diagnostic tool to determine if ISPs are performing application-specific traffic shaping such as throttling email, HTTP, SSH, Flash or BitTorrent. By Open Technology Initiative (OTI), Google.
Alkasir • Internet censorship map shows which sites are blocked where, using information gathered by users of a (Windows-only) Firefox plugin that automatically switches to a proxy when a site is blocked. By Walid Al-Saqaf at Örebro University.
OpenSpending • “Our aim is to track every (public) government and corporate financial transaction across the world and present it in useful and engaging forms for everyone from a school-child to a data geek.” By Open Knowledge Foundation.
Code for America Commons • US-based “marketplace for open innovation in government,” to help discover and share applications built by civic technologists for city governments.
Net Neutrality Map • Map tool to evaluate the net neutrality of ISPs in countries around the world.