The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Today starts the Cartagena Data Festival, which is bringing together various types of stakeholders to discuss in person the topics and issues around the data revolution that we have all been talking about in our offices and online.

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(Photo: Antarctica by Flickr user Tak)

Many people took to social media when word got out that it was warmer in Antarctica, at a whopping 63 degrees Fahrenheit, a record temperature for them and a record for number of people who wish they were in Antarctica.

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In the world of aid and development data, many organizations are striving towards the same goal: to use transparency and open data to make more efficient aid decisions and allocations. There are many suppliers of aid information - from data on aid and budgets to results. But how easy is to compare across these data sources to make meaningful development decisions?

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Tags: M4RIPDUTAustinBOOSTWorld BankMapping for Resultstransparencyopen dataaid allocationKenyadataactivity coding

(UNECA reports launched last week in Addis Ababa. Photo: @peterspeyer

While in last week’s post we applauded one oil company for taking a huge leap in transparency, it’s a small (albeit very important) drop in a large bucket of issues around natural resources in developing countries.  Oxfam hasn’t forgotten that there is still a fight in the US to make oil payments open.

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Tags: This Weekcorruptiongovernmentproject pulsedata revolutiondata revmarkets for goodpublic-privatemappingOxfam


Last week, an Overseas Development Institute-led consortium of partners hosted a wide range of organizations and Governments for an event entitled “Financing the Future.” In essence,

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Transparency saw a win this last week when the oil company Statoil disclosed project-level payments it makes to governments it works in. Organizations like Oxfam America and National Resource Governance Institute applauded the oil company for leading the way and proving that it can be done.

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