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SwitchPoint 2015: Innovation, Ingenuity, and Global Development

Last month hundreds of participants from around the world met in the artsy community of Saxapahaw, North Carolina, for the fourth annual SwitchPoint conference, produced by

Creativity: The Key to Developing Tanzania’s Electronic Immunization System

Creativity doesn’t always come to mind when one thinks about software design and development. Creativity is typically reserved for the arts. Innovation on the other hand is often used to describe new software.

Improving agriculture and nutrition with open data

How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data?
 In this discussion paper, the Open Data Institute highlight examples of how open data is being used in different agriculture and nutrition contexts to:

Flexibility, opportunity, and inclusion through online outsourcing jobs

What is online outsourcing, and how could countries leverage it to create new jobs for youth and women? Those are questions we will help answer as part of an upcoming report and toolkit.

The death of Tidbit and why it matters

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today that they had settled their complaint with the developers of “Tidbit”, a prototype piece of software developed by four MIT undergraduates as part of a hackathon. It’s about time.

Women Trying to Regain Dignity by Ending Fistula

BAMAKO, Mali—Djantou came here from Fangala, her village northwest of Bamako, to repair her fistula, a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, o

Research questions about technology use in education in developing countries

let's investigate this systematically ...

let's investigate this systematically ...

Back in 2005, I h

"Corporate Data Sharing for Public Good" Panel

(Ottowa, Canada) A panel discussion co-organized by The GovLab (NYU) and IDRC being hosted at the International Open Data Conference 2015 will take up the topic of the "next generation" of open data, which includes private sector or non-profit organizations' d