Tag: Development Gateway

Open Data in Senegal

Open Data in Senegal The Senegalese Government showcased its commitment towards establishing an Open Data policy by hosting a workshop with the theme “open access to geospatial data to help the government meet basic social services,” which took place in

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Achieving a ‘New Normal’: Mapping the Future of the AidData and U.S. Global Development Lab Partnership

When we originally drafted our proposal for our partnership with USAID in 2012, we had a very simple vision: take our successful geocoding pilot in Malawi and rapidly diffuse the technology to the 15 partner governments in Africa, Asia and

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What’s next for U.S. Government aid transparency?

Earlier this month, Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Aid Transparency Review showed strong improvements from the U.S. Government (USG). In particular, USAID should be congratulated for its leap from a narrowly achieved “Fair” to a solid “Good,” while MCC continues

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Arrays, Objects, and Trees: A Look at JSON-formatted Contracting Data

The Open Impact Day conference hosted in Washington, D.C. this past month highlighted examples of open data in improving trust between citizens and their governments. In Ukraine, a recently launched website named Prozorro gives users an unprecedented look into the

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What’s next for U.S. Government aid transparency? Data quality for data use

This is a guest post by Josh Powell, Director of Innovation at Development Gateway Earlier this month, Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Aid Transparency Review showed strong improvements from the U.S. Government (USG). In particular, USAID should be congratulated for

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Looking Back Before You Leap

Last week was the Financing for Development conference where global funding was discussed to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. Key IFIs are pre-gaming by announcing plans to extend more than $400 billion in financing over the next

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A Call for Action, Not Opening

The weeks following the International Open Data Conference 2015 in Ottawa have been different than I expected. While IODC was full of discussions about high-level concepts, including the benefits of transparency and data use, I walked away with more than

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You Will Never Believe What Data Farce People Fall For!

Literacy rates are commonly tracked across the globe. A foreseeable indicator to be tracked in the future as we head further and further into a data driven world will be data literacy rates. While harder to define and track, understanding

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