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A week of learning: Aid & Budget Training for civil society leaders

News Published: 14/08/2013

This July, 28 ‘data user’ participants from CSO leaders working in developing countries including Sierra Leone, Uganda, Liberia, Afghanistan, Nepal and Kenya were gathered together in Limuru, Kenya, for a week of Aid and Budget Training (see previous post for more info on the training). The workshop incorporated modules on defining, accessing, analysing and using… [more]

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Supporting data users who can make a difference: Aid & Budgets Training in Kenya

News Published: 24/07/2013

This July, Development Initiatives will be co-facilitating an Aid & Budgets Workshop for CSOs in developing countries, working in partnership with Integrity Action, Open Knowledge Foundation’s School of Data, and the International Budget Partnership (IBP). The 5- day training workshop, which will take place in Limuru, Kenya, aims to develop and strengthen the skills base, capacities, strategic visions… [more]

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Report on humanitarian aid highlights need for better reporting and access to information

News Published: 17/07/2013

Press Release: Our partner programme, Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA), has today launched GHA Report 2013, the most comprehensive annual assessment of humanitarian funding. The report, released today by Development Initiatives at the UN’s ECOSOC meeting, highlights the absence of any ‘mega-disasters’ in 2012 but reveals the perpetual vulnerability of the poorest people in developing countries and their persistent… [more]

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Can the G8 Open Data Charter deliver real transparency?

Views Published: 28/06/2013

By Tim Davies, University of Southampton.    Reblogged from The Conversation, with permission. Last week G8 leaders signed up to an Open Data Charter, calling for government datasets to be “open data by default”. Open data has risen up the government agenda in the UK over the last three years, with the UK positioning itself as… [more]

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AidView.net: The aid transparency ecosystem is growing

News Published: 27/06/2013

By Simon Parrish: Programme Leader, aidinfo AidView, a new tool for viewing data published through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), has been released this week. (Or re-released for those of you that have seen it before – we showed an early version of it at Busan HLF4 in 2011). Produced by the aidinfo team… [more]

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