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Oxfam Novib publishes IATI data

Today, Oxfam Novib went public with their Atlas project browser and open data.
Various people in the Open for Change network have been working with Oxfam Novib for a while now, helping to explore the potential of “open” and to transform the organisati…

Honesty Oscars 2014

We have won an Honesty Oscar!

Friday last week, the ONECampaign tweeted Open for Change was nominated for an Honesty Oscar. In their own words: The Academy Awards is a time to celebrate the best films, actors and behind-the-scenes players in Hollywood – so why not do the same for the incredible videos, infographics and songs that help fight global corruption through […]

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Using IATI for your NGO

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) provides a standard for the exchange of information on activities, budgets and results. More and more NGOs are embracing the standard as well, and in The Netherlands, civil society is actively working with IATI: Cordaid just released their data, and organised a public “Data Journey” event to show what […]

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Take note (or loose notes)

I like a tablet-only travel style: going to conferences without a laptop. I usually just want to take notes, follow social media, and do email. A tablet gives me mobility, both in weight and in battery life. But at OKCon last week, I had major fail. I have an Android tablet, and I had been […]

IATI is vendor-neutral data store

The epiphany of “open” and IATI

The IATI standard is meant to make it easier to exchange and compare information about activities and funding flows in development aid worldwide. But it can be useful within a (network of) organisations as well, even if you don’t feel ready to share that data with the rest of the world (yet). Large organisations are […]

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Pivotal Tracker overview

Pivotal Tracker is a great agile planning tool for “projects with issues”. But checking the various projects I participate in, just to see what we’re all working on, was a hassle. I wanted to have a quick overview: a list of the projects I’m involved in, and the current “stories” we’re working on in each […]