The Open Development Toolkit began 12 months ago, and full time support for it will end in January 2015. Here are some assumptions and lessons learned from the last 12 months.
Last November, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit took place in Latin America. CSO participants from 18 countries got together to share and exchange in an "unconference" where many topics were discussed. It was really interesting to learn about ways data things are handled in different countries, and to pinpoint the similarities and differences between our contexts.
Antonio lives in Lima, Peru. I caught up with him in San Jose, Costa Rica, just before the OGP Americas Summit, to find out what he’s been doing as part of his fellowship.
Rubén lives in Mexico, and has been working closely with Social TIC. I caught up with him in San Jose, Costa Rica, just before the OGP Americas Summit, to find out what he’s been doing as part of his fellowship.
A round up of new d-portal features to allow you to embed IATI information into your own website.
Taking a closer look at aid from Denmark to Nepal: where can we find the data?
In September, we carried out a 'data skills 101' training with civil society organisations in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This week I, and a group of development data experts from around the world, met for three days in a small farmhouse in the Netherlands to produce a book on Responsible Development Data. Today, we’re very happy to launch the first version: comments and feedback are really welcome, and please feel free to share, remix, and re-use the content.
How easy is it to verify statements on ODA by looking at the 'raw' data?
Cross posted from the OpenAid.se blog, here is a review of the newly relaunched OpenAid.se site.
Although more and more data is being published in an open format, getting hold of it in a form that you can quickly start to work with can often be problematic.
With a new nose for data-driven storytelling, journalists at a data journalism workshop in Eldoret, North Rift Kenya turned to familiar headlines: “7 people succumb to killer brew in Eldoret and Red flag raised as drug abuse hits Eldoret schools, colleges.
In what kinds of stories might journalists make use of data on Official Development Assistance, where do they go to find it, and how do they present it online?
A quick guide outlining how DI's analysts recently dived into IATI data, so you can go exploring, too!
The third in a series looking into what conclusions can be drawn from comparisons between IATI data, and data from OECD Creditor Reporting System; this time, focusing on malaria spending by the UK's DFID.
The second in a series of blog posts looking into the differences between IATI data and data from the OECD Creditor Reporter System - this time, it's Nigeria's turn.
Is Italian development aid ready to embrace "open development"? It all depends how you understand the potentially tricky term...
What can we learn by comparing data from the OECD Creditor Reporter System, and data on the same topic from the International Aid Transparency Initiative?
We've been exploring how to present our training materials online in an engaging way - here are some things we've learned so far.