Tag: World Bank

What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population Submitted by Luda Bujoreanu On Wed, 08/19/2015

By Luda Bujoreanu Cross posted from the IC4D Blog Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova,

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What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population

  Cross posted from the IC4D Blog Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova, and just

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What Open Data can do for Africa’s growing population?

Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova, and just like last time, his talk was sharp,

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Weekly wire: The global forum

  These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week. Democracy, voting and public opinion in the Arab world: New research evidence Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard

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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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The future of the world’s population in 4 charts

Last week, the UN released updated population figures and projections. I just had a chance to go through them and the great key findings document (PDF, 1MB) that accompanies them. But before I dive in, how accurate are these projections?

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Data Lab Link Roundup: Dat goes Beta, visualizing machine learning, a clinical trial simulator, the Hadleyverse, and a standard deviation puzzle

Here are some things that caught our attention last week: If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for algorithm visualization. These sorting algorithm animations and Mike Bostock’s visualizations of sampling, shuffling, sorting and maze generation are among my favorites. So I was delighted to find R2D3’s Visual Introduction to

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An ‘EITI geek’ on open data

31 July 2015 Christoffer Claussen The quest, challenges and exciting possibilities of unlocking data. Image: Shutterstock. Over the course of the last six months, my work has revolved around EITI data. I am what you could call an ‘EITI geek’.

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Data Lab Link Roundup: Worm wars, csvkit, machine learning platforms, Jeep hacking, and a $12 satellite imagery receiver

Here are some things that caught our attention last week: Matt Gray points out that American NOAA Weather Satellites transmit pictures via FM radio at 137MHz. Which, as Matt demonstrates, means you could use a $12 USB dongle and a laptop to

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MDG4: A dramatic decline in child mortality over the last 20 years

This is the fourth in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators. Millennium Development Goal 4  is to “Reduce child mortality” and is measured against a target

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