VISION: To support and strengthen Information Society/ICTD research capacity, investigating open development topics in developing countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
1. Develop and refine cross-cutting Open Development theory;
2. Interrogate, validate, and test emergent theoretical frameworks of Open Development with empirical evidence gathered in developing countries;
3. Communicate theory and research to influencing policy, practice, and public opinion;
4. Build intellectual leadership and critical research skills amongst researchers in developing countries through mentorship by senior research teams.