The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

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

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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

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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

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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.

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(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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It was Valentine’s Day this weekend, and what better way to celebrate it than reading about one of the loves of our life: transparency. From governments to think-tanks and international organizations, a lot of actors of the transparency world worked this past week to bring us bigger transparency.

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Tags: transparencyRwandaopen portalgovernmentproject pulseNigeriaWorld BankagricultureDevelopment


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