The AidData Blog: The First Tranche

As international pressure mounts to deliver on commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is ever more important for development actors to understand how they can maximize their effectiveness and be helpful partners. The first wave AidData’s omnibus survey, the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey,

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AidData and Development Gateway invite you to attend: Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development:New Methods to Understand Use Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:30-11:00 AM Breakfast served at 8:30 AM,panel begins at 9 AM Location: OpenGov Hub -1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest #500, Washington,

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Former USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah has argued that “open data has the potential to not only improve transparency and coordination, but also dramatically accelerate progress in [international] development.” Indeed,

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When we originally drafted our proposal for our partnership with USAID in 2012, we had a very simple vision: take our successful geocoding pilot in Malawi and rapidly diffuse the technology to the 15 partner governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America where we had a field presence.

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Jorge Martin / Development Progress

Many might question why so many are pushing for a data revolution when there are so many other issues and disparities in the world. But that is exactly why it is so important. Data is knowledge, and we all know, knowledge is power. Putting the right data in the right hands can mean powerful change,

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(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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