Reflecting on the SPARK project

SPARK has the ambition to become a data driven and future proof organisation. Implementing this ambition supports them to increase their impact and accommodate their growth. The first milestone was reached with the Go live of the new financial and project management applications. D4D has been a strategic advisor to support SPARK in the implementation […]

Data Use Query Corner on IATI Connect

Last week, International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI Connect) launched their new ‘Data Use Query Corner’. This is a one stop location where data users can learn to solve queries with IATI data, ask the community their questions and discover the latest opportunities to engage with one another. As an active member in the IATI community we welcome […]

A true story of the fast growing standard of living

Did you know that the standard of living increased by almost 15x from 1820 to 2018?At Data4Development we’re passionate about #data and believe in its potential to deliver #impact and do good. Using data from the International Monetary Fund, Visual Capitalist made an insightful infographic that visualises the GDP per capita worldwide. Have a look […]

Revolutionary use of data by OpenUp

There are many ways in which open data can be used. One example is set by OpenUp (formerly Code For South Africa). Since 2014 they are using open data to manage an app (MPRApp) which allows patients to compare medicine prices. By checking this data, patients can make sure they are not overcharged by their […]

Facts based negotiations about minimum wage in textile industry

Digitalisation is essential to make sure workers in the garment industry in Cambodia earn the money they deserve. By combining forces between the Cambodian unions CLC and C.CAWDU, the Dutch union CNV Internationaal and Data4Development, digital surveys can deliver the information needed to negotiate about the minimum wage. Especially important now that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the textile industry hard.

Transformation in practice: how to make a transformation project successful

In May this year, Hivos and D4D closed the Hivos Project Change, a multi-year transformation trajectory. For D4D, this was a major milestone and finalising the project brings us to reflect on the journey we made with Hivos and how we contributed to this important transformation process.  What initiated this transformation process and what were […]

Online IATI training with Scotland’s International Development Alliance

Last week, Data4Development gave a training on the use of IATI on data transparency, equipping 9 non-profits organisations from the UK with all the skills one’s need to start publishing on IATI. The training was organised by the Scotland’s International Development Alliance. We interviewed Laura Ffrench-Constant to get more insights about the perception of IATI within her organization.

The rise of IATI: how the initiative is expanding throughout the world

From 10 years ago when it started in the Netherlands to where we stand today, 1,059,495 activities were published by over 1250 organisations around the world. More and more countries commit to publishing in #IATI and the number of open #aid #data portals are on the rise. Many aid data events where IATI plays a role happened lately as the Day of Transparency of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the KfW virtual conference on Remote Management and Monitoring.

Building strong partnerships with…

Increasing aid transparency is the mission of The Open Data Company as Data4Development (D4D) & Zimmerman (Z) are now joining forces. The Open Data Company provides online data services to enable international development organizations to become more data-driven. Why: Zimmerman is specialized in providing data services and building data visualization platforms using open data standards […]