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Data Revolutions: How information becomes impact

This report summarizes the lessons learned from the Data Impacts project, which explores success stories of the ongoing Data Revolution. The case studies chosen span the themes of health, agriculture and environment, cities, and humanitarian crises, and are drawn from countries all over the world.

Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

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News flash: most nonprofits are terrible at software development, open-sourcing is not a sustainability plan, and constantly re-inventing the wheel is a poor way to spend limited resources.

Big Data for Development in Action: the Global Pulse Project Series

Author: 
Miguel Luengo-Oroz
The Global Pulse Project Series showcases data in

New Contraceptive Gives Women More of What They Want

Women who have access to modern contraceptives have healthier babies, fewer unplanned pregnancies, and fewer abortions.Yet there are an estimated 222 million women and girls

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

Citizen journalism workshops at Unibol. Photo courtesy of La Pública. Citizen journalism workshops at Unibol. Photo courtesy of La Pública.

Democratising the Data Revolution: A Discussion Paper

This new discussion paper from Open Knowledge is intended to advance thinking and action around civil society engagement with the data revolution.

Why We Need Data on Frontline Health Workers

Dr. Kate TulenkoThe lack of data on frontline health workers, particularly community health workers, constrains training, service delivery, and decision-making in global health.

Send the Bill to the Dictator

Corruption is the enemy of development. Corrupt officials embezzle an estimated $1 trillion dollars from government coffers every year according to a Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 2014 report.
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