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

The CIO Council Innovation Committee has released their third Open Data Case Study, Leveraging Data Through Partnerships, showcasing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress. At the same time it …

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David Saldivar is the Aid Effectiveness Policy and Advocacy Manager at Oxfam America. The conversation around open data for development is expansive; but even with all the talk the discussion almost always lapses into a narrow dialogue between donors and …

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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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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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This is a guest post from George Ingram, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and Chair of Publish What You Fund’s U.S. Advisory Committee (originally posted here) With considerable discussion and side events expected …

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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 …

Achieving a “New Normal”: Mapping the Future of the AidData and U.S. Global Development Lab Partnership Read more »

On July 1st, Publish What You Fund released its 2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review, which assesses the progress of six U.S. donors on their efforts to publish high quality aid information. The Busan deadline – December 2015 – is when …

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In the previous entry of this series, we introduced a new set of innovations that leverage hyperlocal data. However, even with the most disruptive innovations, it is difficult to effect large-scale change without an enabling ecosystem of capable users and …

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Central America is one of the world’s most violent regions. Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have the highest homicide rates in the world. These countries grapple with narco-trafficking, gang violence, corruption, the proliferation of guns, and weak government institutions. Can …

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