ODI aims, charter and more
ODI global network announced (2013-10-28)
Thirteen nodes; the open source ODI Charter. You can follow the development of the ODI Charter and Nodes via Github.
At this time, I should not expect the ODI itself to publish the data of other organisations. See below …
Aims of the Institute
In two paragraphs:
"The Open Data Institute will catalyse the evolution of an open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It will unlock supply, generate demand, create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues.
"We will convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring."
Also, the ODI will "… help organisations who are using data be aware of which data they can and can’t use and to help organisations who want to publish data to make that data sharable, structured, reliable and traceable …"; "… demonstrate, encourage, promote and develop the use of open data by the private sector …" (emphasis added by me).
Open Data Partnership for Development
Both the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and The World Bank are well-established and reputable, so I should expect good to come from partnerships such as these.