Launching a Geospatial Data Revolution
There are three major challenges for the development community in launching a Geospatial Data Revolution.
Liberating 35 Years of USAID Experience
To “liberate” DEC information, AidData is piloting a new dataset of machine-readable data to provide new levels of access for researchers, data scientists, and practitioners to mine, analyze, and create “new” knowledge from old lessons.
Staging a Geospatial Data Revolution
Before the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are finalized, it’s critical to take stock of what we have – and have not – accomplished before we double down on the next fifteen years.
Geocoding: A Route to Deeper Transparency for the African Development Bank
Being able to understand which projects exist, where gaps are, and who is working on what to address these gaps, will help all parties make more informed choices.
Assessing Vulnerability: The Technology Behind the New CCAPS Climate Change Dashboard
The new climate dashboard – released by the Robert S. Strauss Center and Development Gateway – enables researchers to more easily explore and analyze climate security risks and insecurities across Africa.
CCAPS Dashboard Visualizes Conflict Trends in Real Time
The CCAPS conflict dashboard combines the Social Conflict in Africa Dataset (SCAD) and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED).
Does open data make development more accountable? The case of Colombia
Development Gateway and Transparencia por Colombia have visually mapped data on development projects, transparency at the local level and poverty rates in Colombia to start to unravel a policy conundrum.
Where are donors working in Malawi? A new dataset sheds light
The dataset includes sub-national geocodes for approximately 550 aid projects undertaken in Malawi since 2000, representing nearly $5.3 billion in total commitments or roughly 80% of all aid reported to the Ministry of Finance during that time.
AfDB geocoded dataset now publicly available
The data include more than $10 billion in AfDB Group funding to 43 African countries.
Bangladesh: Mapping climate change and food security
Mapping results in Bangladesh shows how swiftly Bank support has been distributed to reach people in need, and in locations where impact is greatest.