Development Data: One Step Beyond

Today, Open Development Camp is happening again. I’m part of a panel: In the last five years much emphasis has been put on the publication of open development data. How useful has this effort been? What have we learned so far? and Which insights did we gain? Theo van de Sande (The Netherlands Ministry of […]

What is open development?

Next week, October 9 and 10, we’ll be hosting Open Development Camp at De Balie in Amsterdam. The first question often is: “what is open development?” It is rooted in international development cooperation, in simpler terms often (wrongly) called aid.

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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