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A Call to Do More With Data

Editor's Note: On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, AidData co-hosted a consultation event with U.S. Department of State's Foreign Assistance Resources office, the U.S. Agency for International Aid (USAID) and Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) under the theme of "Do More With Data." The following are the closing remarks given by Nancy McGuire Choi, AidData Co-Executive Director.

Launching a Geospatial Data Revolution

In part 1 of this series, we took stock of progress made and missing pieces to flesh fully the data revolution. With that in mind, what are some of the major challenges for the development community in launching a Geospatial Data Revolution?

1) Matching data to Government needs

Liberating 35 Years of USAID Experience

Since the introduction of a US Open Data Policy in 2013, domestic agencies - particularly in the foreign assistance sector - have made great strides in opening up their financial, programmatic, and evaluation information. As recently highlighted by the Center for Global Development

This Week: Fostering A Data Driven Culture Post-2015

The United States made a big move on Thursday as it announced DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist. Patil was at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference when Barack Obama announced the decision via video call before Patil spoke to the audience about Data Science: Where Are We Going. The video can be found here and it is definitely worth watching the 13 minutes as he explains the im

Trust Funds: DAC Donors Contribute, Most Non-DAC Donors Don’t

In late 2014, we hosted a series of blogs highlighting the changing landscape of development assistance, complete with shifting definitions and the emergence of new actors. Vera Eichenauer from Heidelberg University discusses how DAC & non-DAC countries differ in their approach towards trust funds.

Staging a Geospatial Data Revolution

(This is part 1 of a two-part series originally posted on our partner Development Gateway's blog on the role of sub-national data and country systems in the Data Revolution. Part 1 discusses the progress made during the MDG process and what challenges are ahead over the next 15 years of the SDGs.

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