From Nov. 29-Dec. 1, the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness was held in Busan, South Korea. In an interview with the Inter Press Service, Development Gateway CEO Jean-Louis Sarbib hailed the inclusiveness of the forum, with traditional donors acknowledging the broad range of actors now involved in development.
Today, AidData launched its new and improved website, featuring more content and new data and marking an expansion in the program’s mission and scope. What began as a project to build a new kind of development assistance database has evolved into a broader initiative that aims to increase the accessibility and relevance of development finance information for a wide range of stakeholders.
On Nov. 8-9, 54 software developers representing 17 nationalities gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels for the EUHackathon “Hack4Transparency!” event. Teams of developers competed in a 24-hour marathon coding session to create new tools that enable transparency and accountability in the information age.
On November 4, AidData, the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program, and the World Bank Institute will co-host an all-day event to highlight trends in open data and aid transparency, and how they are influencing work on climate change and other issues, leading to better development results on the ground.
“Tech@State: Data Visualization” took place on Sept. 23, 2011 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The event was organized by the U.S. Department of State, Development Gateway, AidData and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
A panel discussion on “Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Solutions,” hosted by the World Bank Institute on September 22, served as a platform for participants to discuss the multifaceted dimensions of open data in international development. It focused on global interconnectedness, free information flows, new technologies, and greater openness. Panelists explored different avenues to further empower individuals and to create new solutions to global development challenges.
The next Tech@State event will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and will focus on Data Visualization. Registration is open to the public, and the event will also be streamed live on the internet. It will be followed by an informal “unconference” on Sept.
'Show us your image of development in action, and you could win a $500 prize from Development Gateway. To celebrate the launch of our new website, we’re calling on photographers around the world to share their images and stories of people in developing countries working to build a better world.WHAT: We are looking for images of empowerment and people finding solutions. The photographs should be related to one of the following:'