AidInfo is actively involved in supporting the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) process. AidInfo provides analysis and research for IATI stakeholders to enable them to make evidence-based decisions.
Simon Parrish is currently providing support to the Technical Advisory Group of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), leading on the data formats, technical architecture and systems workstream. This will support existing and new information providers in assessing impact and implementing the IATI standard.
Simon will lead a clinic about the IATI standard and will explain the current state of affairs and upcoming developments of IATI. And he will present the business case for IATI in the “Manage the Data” sessions.
The web app store would be a thin service layer which would enable data exchange between applications, allow the existing applications to communicate with each other, and provide other shared facilities such as authentication and billing services. The web app store would enable others to create their own web applications that would use this services layer. On top of that we would collaborate around the development processes, testing infrastructure, sharing skills and helping each other.
Thomas Bjelkeman and Bart Lacroix invite you to join the discussion and help further develop this idea.
See a presentation about the app store here:
Richard Murby is a technologist who has spread his time between internet start-ups and international organizations. He currently is with the World Bank Institute's Innovation Practice and is part of the team that ran the Apps for Development Competition.
Richard will present the World Bank's experiences with the Apps for Development Competition and share their ideas for the future.
Open data and transparency are elements of a larger paradigm shift. It is not so much about accountability after implementing policies, it offers new opportunities for cooperation and public participation in making choices and developing policies.
Maarten Brouwer is Ambassador for Development Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and will reflect on two days of Open Data for Development Camp.
Open for Change aims to increase access to data, knowledge and software applications within the global development sector. To do so we:
- exchange knowledge on topics like open source, open data, open apps on both a national and an international level;
- support and promote projects within the Dutch sector; to increase a sector wide understanding of the challenges and benefits of open access to data, knowledge and software;
- set up and temporary maintain missing parts of the infrastructure to support such projects.
The basis of Open for Change is it's network of collaborating indivuals and organizations. We invite to jointly discuss, develop and improve on Open for Change's plans and ideas for the future.
Peter Hessels will present on options and problems of collecting health data in Africa. How could a low income benefit and what are the challenges, practically and ethically? Report from Sierra Leone.
Peter Hessels is a senior advisor in the field of ICT for development.
Present at ODDC
Various "data set owners" are attending the Camp, and some people already work on applications or projects. Each will have a chance to pitch their offers and needs in 2 to 5 minutes.
In random order:
EDUCOEF database on school enrollment problems for 416 sub-national regions within 42 African countries (Jeroen Smits, Radboud University Nijmegen)
You can download the data of EDUCOEF as a spreadsheet here
DFID activities in IATI XML (Nick Rogers, DFID)
Find DFID project data or download directly like http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/iati/country/UG for Uganda
IATI Registry (Simon Parrish, AidInfo)
Browse data sets from DFID and Hewlett Foundation
- Data sets and Apps for Development (Richard Murby, World Bank)
Browse all data set
Doing Business as flat csv, and as structured data set with subnational levels
Water tariff information from around the world (Excel)
If you're at ODDC and would like to add your data set, contact one of the ODDC team members!
Other suggested sources for data
Tools, apps, references
A toolbox for Open Data on Social Source Commons (you can add more tools to it!)
Open Data Cook Book (recipes for ways to find and use open data)
Edward Anderson works on science and technology for sustainable development. Recently focussed on geospatial and mobile apps for citizen feedback in development projects.
Edward will share the World Bank's ideas about a new initiative: a knowledge partnership on ICT for Accountability and Public Service Delivery. In this open space session your feedback and ideas are asked to help further develop this initiative.
The Open Data for Development Camp is organized by Open for Change under the responsibility of Partos and in cooperation with and financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with co-financing of KIT, TexttoChange, Hivos, Oxfam Novib, ICCO. It is part of the shared ambition of Partos and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report about results of Dutch international development activities in a transparent way, on the basis of open data. ODDC takes place at and is developed in cooperation with the Royal Tropical Institute.