Category: Aid

New Directions in 2016

IATI has come a long way since its launch in 2008, and 2016 presents exciting opportunities for the initiative to evolve in new directions. Improving humanitarian reporting The first World Humanitarian Summit being held in May this year presents a

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Open Data goes local in Nepal: Findings of Nepal Open Data Index 2015

The Local Open Data Index Nepal 2015 is a crowdsourced survey that examines the availability of Open Data at city level. The survey was conducted for the first time in Nepal by Open Knowledge Nepal. See our previous post that

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Closing the Evidence Gap

This post complements the First Tranche year-end posts about what to look forward to in year four of the AidData HESN award, delving deeper into the questions of country-level data use. Every day, governments, development partners, and civil society leaders

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Prototyping a new data collaboration platform for sustainable development

Guest contributors Julia Duncan and Nic Covey write a blog post on how to present data to researchers and practitioners in a productive, centralized way. On September 25th, on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, our organizations (The Demand

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How Volunteers From All Over The World Have Transformed The Refugee Crisis On Lesbos

On a windswept, rocky outcrop high above the north coast of the Greek island of Lesbos, a small group of volunteers peered through binoculars at an inflatable boat bobbing across the waves a few miles away. Their jackets bore the

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What we achieved in 2015

2015 has been another busy year for IATI. We’ve increased the number of IATI publishers, worked towards improving data quality and usage, and engaged in the post-2015 development agenda. Here are our key achievements: The number and variety of IATI

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Latin America and the Caribbean Depend on Open Government for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations on September 2015 represents a historic milestone. The new agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formulated through an unprecedented, open and participatory process led by governments

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Will Open Data Policies Contribute to Solving Development Challenges?

Fabrizio Scrollini at IODC: “As the international open data charter  gains momentum  in the context of the wider development agenda related to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, a pertinent question to ask is: will open data policies contribute

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In post-earthquake Nepal, open data accountability

This map shows landslide sites. ICIMOD a team led by NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps and monitors potential geohazards using satellite data. One of the first things I did after the earthquake on 25th April was

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Democratizing Data – How Open Data Drives Sustainable Development

Later this week, world leaders will adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. As they face the huge task of meeting these goals, they should consider drawing on a powerful new resource. Open data – data

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