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A protocol for IATI implementation by CSOs: your comments, please!

on August 28th, 2012 at 4:22:12 PM

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) provides a standard to publish information on aid activities, and is intended to be used by (and useful for) all actors in development aid.

Interest is definitely growing and several organisations are investigating how to implement the standard. In several countries, national platforms of civil society organisations (CSOs) are engaging in discussions with their respective Ministries how to encourage and support implementation of IATI by CSOs. In the UK, DFID is even making IATI-compliant publication of data a condition for funding.

Open Data for Development Camp Nairobi

on July 19th, 2012 at 12:08:56 PM

It’s been over two weeks since the Open Data for Development Camp (ODDC) 2012 took place in Nairobi and Amsterdam. With over 250 participants in Nairobi and 125 in Amsterdam, it exceeded our expectations.

The event kicked of on the 27th of June in Nairobi. The day started with keynote presentations about open data and open development. Bart Lacroix, founder of the 1%CLUB, made everybody shout out: "We want Open Data Now!" As a call to all organisations to open up their data and work on open development.

The first day ended with Ignite Talks.

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