The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

Despite the considerable time, money, and effort expended by donors, international organizations, and NGOs to influence policy change in low and middle income countries, there is a lack of understanding about how they can most effectively influence reform efforts on the ground.  In a new report launched today,

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Tags: global developmentpolicyopen developmentpolicy reformSurveyaiddata surveyaiddata reportGPEDCpost-2015development policyaid effectiveness

The Post-2015 Development Agenda is at the forefront of conversation in international development circles. The so-called SDG's have been, and continue to be, discussed, delineated and heavily debated in the lead-up to the expiration of the currently instated MDG's.

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Tags: south-south cooperationMDGsSDGsgoalssustainable developmentODABusan

www.cartagenadatafest2015.org

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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Tags: datadate revolutioncartagenacountrydevelopment gatewaydevelopment finance

(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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Tags: dataopen dataglobal developmentThis Weekopen government partnershipglobal warming

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

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