Practical Insights on Datasets

3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs

3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs

Published on: Mar 30 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs
In the last decade, incredible improvements have been made on the data collection side that help the processing pipeline. However, various datasets are managed...
A Six-Step Playbook for Doing Data Science & AI for Good

A Six-Step Playbook for Doing Data Science & AI for Good

Published on: Dec 22 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The Data Science and AI for Good landscape has exploded, with more organizations doing data for good work than ever before. At the same time, there’s an abundance...
Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Published on: Nov 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ability to communicate and be understood in one’s own language is fundamental to digital and societal inclusion. Natural language processing techniques...
Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Published on: Aug 26 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs
Many critical decisions require accurate, quantitative data on the local distribution of wealth and poverty. Governments and non-profit organizations rely on such...
Apply Now: $58 Million for African Data Science & Health Research Grants

Apply Now: $58 Million for African Data Science & Health Research Grants

Published on: Oct 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
In the next decade, rapid advances in data science are expected to transform biomedical and behavioral research and lead to improved health for individuals and...
3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems

3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems

Published on: Feb 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems
Just about everyone I know in the ICT4D community has interacted with, presented, or created a chart, dashboard, infographic, or other data visualization. We’ve...
5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

Published on: Sep 04 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries
Despite the growing recognition that quality, timely, and accessible data are essential to every country’s ability to deliver vaccines effectively to its population,...
9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

Published on: Aug 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data
With “Data Scientist” being hailed as the sexiest job of the 21st century, there has been an influx of “big data” companies, visualization tools, and other...
9 Data Sets to Improve Your ICTforAg Programs

9 Data Sets to Improve Your ICTforAg Programs

Published on: Jul 11 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent ICTforAg Conference, the “What Works for Ag Data: Apps, Tools, and Visualizations” session brought together three digital development professionals...
3 Steps to Implement USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579

3 Steps to Implement USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579

Published on: Jul 01 2015 by Siobhan Green - 7 Comments
As promised, here is an overview of the steps needed to create an open data plan in order to be compliant with USAID’s new Open Data Policy It is really easy...