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 […]

How we work together while being apart

As a flexible data company, the decision to start working from home was a no brainer for the team of Data4Development. And since the nature of our work does not require us to meet in person, we can continue to deliver the same quality as prior to the coronavirus measures.  Nevertheless, we are probably experiencing […]

A new addition to the team

Time flies when you are having fun. It has already been 3 months since I started as a data scientist at Data4Development in November 2019. Since then I have worked on interesting questions, met wonderful people and learned a lot. In the coming weeks/months I will be telling you about some of the things I […]

Cooking Data: Perspective from a data scientist

Data4Development was honored to be invited to present at the Salesforce Netherlands Nonprofit User Group earlier this week. The focus of the conversation was about getting a grip on data and data science.Maaike Blom drove home the importance of embedding Data-driven decision making at the core of all non-profit organisations to reach lasting results and […]