International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

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Good Things Can Come from Open Source Projects that Fail

Without realizing it, I joined the open source movement in 1999 during the midst of the Kosovo refugee crisis. I was part of a team helping route aid supplies to local humanitarian organizations running transit camps across Albania. These are the camps that refugees often arrived at first before being moved to larger, more formal camps. We found that refugees in the transit camps were not being registered or provided with any way of alerting family members of their whereabouts...

OK Festival: What Is Open Development?

Anahi Ayala Iacucci | Internews | September 21, 2012

On the third day of the Open Development and Open Knowledge Festival, I spent the entire day in the Open Development track (on Twitter #OpenDev). The first session was an open discussion and debate about what ‘openness’ can add to traditional development approaches, trying to explore different visions. Read More »

OKFest in Finland to Study Benefits of Open Knowledge and Open Development

The Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) happens this September 17-22 in Helsinki, Finland with the theme Open Knowledge in Action. OKFest will explore the benefits of opening up knowledge and information, look at the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from openness, and discuss the impact that more transparency can have in our societies. OKFest will run 13 key Topic Streams, one of which will focus on the topic of ‘Open Development’.

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Open Data For Development Camp Highlights Challenges And Innovations In Aid Transparency

Staff Writer | AidData | May 18, 2011

From May 12-13, AidData's Anna Lauridsen attended the Open Data for Development Camp (ODDC) in Amsterdam. The camp, hosted by Open for Change, allowed participants from the development and technology fields to discuss challenges, benefits, and lessons learned associated with open data. Read More »

Open Development And The OKfestival

Kim Borrowdale | IATI | September 28, 2012

Kim Borrowdale, IATI Delivery Manager, recently attended Okfest 2012 in Helsinki (Finland) and has shared her personal account of the conference with us. The theme was Open Knowledge in Action with a full week of participatory sessions, keynote lectures, workshops, hackathons and satellite events organised by diverse communities from over 40 nations across the globe. Read More »

The Open Data Effect: Creating Optimistic Radicals At OKFest

Stephen Davenport | Development Gateway | October 24, 2012

I am Stephen Davenport, Director of Innovation at Development Gateway, and recently I attended my first Open Knowledge event, the OKFestival in Helsinki Finland. Read More »

What Next In Open Development?

Claudia Schwegmann | OpenAid | October 1, 2012

So where are we now with Open Development? What are the next steps to make open development not only a conference topic but reality? In the following reflections I want to offer three responses to this question. Read More »

Open Development And Aid Flows: How To Use Aid Data

Event Details
Open Source Event
September 19, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C 8th floor auditorium (DREAM)

Every year over $130bn of aid flows in official assistance from donors to support development projects across the globe. Add in funding from charities and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other sources, and you can see that international aid involves staggering sums of money, and supports thousands upon thousands of projects across the globe. Through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) an increasing amount of open data on these aid flows is becoming available online in structured ways.

This hands-on session will explore open aid data from all angles. Following a series if lightening talks to introduce the aid landscape and IATI, we will break-off into groups led by experts to focus on...

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