Practical Insights on Open Data

How Will You Be Compliant with USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579?

How Will You Be Compliant with USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579?

Published on: Dec 02 2014 by Siobhan Green - Comments Off on How Will You Be Compliant with USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579?
USAID published their Open Data policy, ADS 579, and have begun including language in all contracts and cooperative agreements after October 1, 2014 to require...
A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

Published on: Sep 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Have you read the recent USAID/Malawi RFA for The Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE)? There on page 13, wedged between the...
3 Steps for Data Transformation: Turning Numbers into Knowledge

3 Steps for Data Transformation: Turning Numbers into Knowledge

Published on: May 26 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Steps for Data Transformation: Turning Numbers into Knowledge
Do you feel like there’s a new software or platform offered every day, promising to streamline your business process, reduce costs, and make you an instant data...
How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

Published on: Nov 13 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting
Efforts to make spending information more relevant and actionable often suffer from low levels of financial literacy, complexity, and just the unfavorable common...
8 Steps to Publish Open Data and Prepare for IATI

8 Steps to Publish Open Data and Prepare for IATI

Published on: Nov 11 2013 by Siobhan Green - 1 Comment
Siobhan Green, the founder of Sonjara attended the Technology Salon exploring How Can USAID Development Partners Implement IATI? and was inspired to define 8 steps...
The Sneakernet Reality of Big Data in Africa

The Sneakernet Reality of Big Data in Africa

Published on: Aug 05 2013 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
When I hear people talking about “big data” in the developing world, I always picture the school administrator I met in Tanzania and the reality...
A Computer Can Do Your International Development Job Thanks to Open Data

A Computer Can Do Your International Development Job Thanks to Open Data

Published on: Feb 27 2013 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
At a recent Technology Salon on “How Can We Make Data Useful for Development,” one of the participants put forth an interesting question to the group: Could...
The 4 Most Exciting Developments Right Now in the African Tech Industry

The 4 Most Exciting Developments Right Now in the African Tech Industry

Published on: Dec 17 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The 4 Most Exciting Developments Right Now in the African Tech Industry
Recently, the always charismatic Teddy Ruge was interviewed by The Stream about the African technology industry. While you can watch the full interview here, there...
Celebrate The New USAID Data-Driven Website

Celebrate The New USAID Data-Driven Website

Published on: Jul 06 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Celebrate The New USAID Data-Driven Website
USAID has been busy lately with a redesign and roll-out of the new USAID.gov. You can now access first-generation interactive maps at the country level for 40...
Open and Free Access to World Bank Research & Publications

Open and Free Access to World Bank Research & Publications

Published on: May 09 2012 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Wow! The World Bank is really taking Open Data seriously now. They’ve just Creative Common’ed all their publications in a new Open Knowledge Repository: In...