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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…

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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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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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Open Tea last Friday

We’ve organised another Open Tea, last Friday at the Vrije Universiteit, with updates, two presentations, and networking drinks, kindly hosted by CIS-VU, the Centre for International Cooperation at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Victor de Boer and Anna Bon helped make this possible, and Victor wrote a blog post about it. And Araz Najarian of Connective Age wrote up a summary of the presentations, including a link to a with co-presenter Nana Baah Gyan video demonstrating RadioMarché.

If you want to join our next Open Tea, make sure you’re on our mailing list and get the announcement in time!

A sea change in international development

A few years ago, I could not have imagined myself ever considering the World Bank a shining light on what needs to happen in international development. But today’s TED talk by Sanjay Pradhan, vice president of the World Bank Institute, is such a shining example. We come to this crossroads from very different directions, but […]

Open Knowledge Festival

A few weeks ago, in September, the Open Knowledge Festival brought together a world-wide community of people working on all sorts of “open”: open cities, open design, open government, open science, open hardware, open education, … and of course: ope…