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Savita Bailur

Web Foundation
Open Data Research Lead
UK / Royaume-Uni

Savita Bailur is a researcher with around fifteen years of experience in ICTs and development. Her recent work has focused on technologies for transparency and accountability, freedom of information and open data. She has worked with organisations including Aptivate, mySociety, World Bank, Microsoft Research India, Commonwealth Secretariat, USAID and Panos. Savita holds an MSc and Ph.D. in Information Systems from London School of Economics as well as degrees from the University of London and University of Cambridge. She was co-Programme Director for the MSc Management in Information Systems: Development and Change at the University of Manchester, an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in ICTs and development at the University of Manchester and has also taught at London School of Economics. An accomplished writer, Bailur was the co-author/editor on Closing the Feedback Loop: Can Technology Bridge the Accountability Gap (World Bank, 2014) and has several peer-reviewed publications, including in Government Information QuarterlyInformation Technology and International Development, and Gender, Technology and Development.