In the ‘Aid Development Sector’, there is a little buzz going around about the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard, which sets guidelines for publishing aid data. So data is stored and published in machine-readable format so that it's easier to find, use and compare.
But what does this data look like, and how can you visualise it?
Project information published in the IATI standard is in XML format, which looks like this
Which is really cool for, lets say, “geeks”.
I, with limited technical knowledge (I know some cool Excel tricks and always like to think I have some