Location data matters. Despite being one of the least published pieces of data on the IATI Standard, it is consistently highlighted as one of the most important. Without information on where donors are spending their money, aid practitioners are less able to avoid project duplication or identify gaps in funding. As part of the recent Tool Accelerator Workshop, organized by the Initiative for Open Ag Funding, a team of staff from GlobalGiving, Development Gateway and Publish What You Fund worked together to see if we could enhance and simplify the publication of this vital, yet lacking, data.
This is a guest blog post by Taryn Davis, Senior Associate at the Development Gateway and part of the Initiative for Open Ag Funding. The original blog was posted on the Development Gateway site on February 13th. The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) has rallied over 500 organizations to publish data on over 600,000 development […]
How can digital tools be used to make information on agriculture development funding more accessible, and more actionable? Join the Initiative for Open Ag Funding to hear pitches from expert developers from across the world – sharing their plans to use state-of-the-art technology to improve aid and agricultural data. This session will be the public […]
“A few million dollars is just a drop in the ocean,” said Muchiri Nyaggah, Executive Director of Kenyan think-tank Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), “but if you know exactly where and how it is needed then you can really achieve something.” Muchiri and I were discussing how access to structured sub-national location data can improve […]
This guest blog was written by Okeke Celestine, Leader Partner of the MSME Advocacy and Support Initiative in Nigeria. Agricultural investments in Nigeria are critical to transition our agricultural sector from largely subsistence small holder farming to commercial agriculture enterprises. The sort needed to stimulate local economies and enable Nigeria to reduce its food import […]
The International Open Data Conference will take place in Madrid from 6-7th October 2016. Two of Publish What You Fund’s projects will be running sessions and welcome participation from those attending the conference. The OpenAg Funding project is running the session Open agricultural funding: Breaking down the silos 11.00 – 12.00, Friday 7th October, Room F. […]