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south-south cooperation

South-South Cooperation: Providing Context in a Changing Landscape

Over the last year, AidData has been working to shed light on new and historical sources of foreign development data. In the second post of a 7-part series, we examine South-South Cooperation.

This Week: Cities and Open Data - Cape Town Joins the Movement

On 25 September, the city of Cape Town explicitly recognized the importance of making city government data accessible to the public with the approval of an Open Data Policy. The policy lays out a plan to make data centrally accessible through the development of an open data portal.

EU Public Contract Database

Two Million and Counting: Test-Driving the Open Contracting Data Standard

This is a modified version of a post originally published on Development Gateway’s blog

What could you do with information on 2 million foreign aid contracts at your fingertips? We’re pleased to unveil a new dataset and visualization app from AidData partner Development Gateway. Read below to get the story about what’s in the data and how this came about.  

Farmer taking notes during the June District Dialogue Meeting in Mityana

Social Audits: The Missing Ingredient to Good Governance

“One…two…three…four.” I scan the room, counting the number of raised hands in answer to my question. I was about to present maps tracking National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) budget and ...

AidData research assistants at the MapGive Ebola Outbreak Mapathon

Mapping for a Cause: MapGive Ebola Outbreak Mapathon

As a geocoder, I spent most of my time combing through copious project documentation looking for precise locations of development activities. Sleuthing for these valuable data points, it was easy to get lost in the details and lose sight of the fact that liberating data can have real-time impact.

AidData & Feedback Labs invite you to a breakfast event on Citizen Feedback: Bolstering or Circumventing the Democratic Process?

AidData and Feedback Labs invite you to a breakfast event

Citizen Feedback: Bolstering or Circumventing the Democratic Process?

Feedback initiatives leverage technology and open data to amplify citizen voices in shaping development priorities, monitoring progress, and evaluating results.

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