Tag: 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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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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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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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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Akvo RSR: Supporting use of Open Data

A screenshot of the Akvo RSR interface Akvo RSR (Really Simple Reporting) is a web platform that allows organisations working in international development to come together and share progress on networks of projects around the world. Today, seven years after

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Roundtable discussion

Opening Data – from Publication to Use for Sustainable Development Date: Monday 21 September 15:00-17.00 Place: Action Aid 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ The importance of open and transparent data on aid flows into developing countries is now

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How USAID built open data into its mission

A new CIO Council case study looks at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s integration of open data into its mission.

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ATLAS: Oxfam Novib’s Open Data in Action

“Sharing our data will make us better at what we do” Leo Stolk, ATLAS Project Leader ATLAS is Oxfam Novib’s online gateway to information about their projects and partners around the world. For an organisation with hundreds of partners and

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How can the OGP push forward the open aid data agenda?

We pledge to be more transparent at every level — because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage more of our citizens in decision-making — because it makes

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From open borders to open data

This week, many of us have been gripped by the story of thousands of people, mostly from Syria, trying to travel from Hungary to Germany via Austria. The story reminded me of an earlier refugee crisis. I grew up in

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