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07 May
Code for IATI - Python
A tiny piece of powerful Python

When working with IATI data I often use Python, a programming language which is very suitable for handling a lot of data. Within a programming language there are libraries: collections of functions with a specific purpose. One library that is very powerful when working with large amounts of data is called Pandas. In Pandas you...

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24 Apr
Data feminism
Learning and applying Data Feminism

Those of you who know Data4Development closely, know that we are encouraged to learn and grow besides our regular work. This week for learning I spent time attending a webinar hosted by Data2x on Data feminism as well as spending time reading Cythia Enloe’s book ‘The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy’....

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16 Apr
IATI training
Join the IATI Journey

How do you use your mountains of organisational data to increase your impact? One way is to let us take you on a IATI journey. From producing your first IATI publication, to using IATI data to make data driven decisions, to improving your data quality. Wherever you are in your IATI journey, Data4Development is here...

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14 Apr
IATI during Covid-19
Publishing IATI data on COVID-19 activities

Open Data has proven vital for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises important questions about producing, sharing and using IATI Data as well as highlighting the need for data-driven decision making.

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09 Apr
IATI Users
How many organisations are mentioned in the IATI data? Part 2/3: deduplicating organisation names

In Part 1 of this mini series we tried to get an idea of the number of organizations that are mentioned in the IATI data, by simply counting the number of unique names, mentioned in the organization fields in IATI. From a preliminary analysis of the 92k unique “organizations” we could identify several obstacles, of...

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24 Mar
IATI Users
How many organizations are mentioned in the IATI data? Part 1/3: The challenge

On my first day as a Data Scientist at D4D I was asked if I could count the number of organizations that are mentioned in the IATI data. It sounds like a simple question, but it turned out to be quite a challenge. Although it is clear that there are 1085 publishers (november 2019), nobody...

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19 Mar
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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...

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28 Feb
IATI Validator
Improve your IATI publication for the next round of Strategic Partnerships

The Dutch Ministry has specifically put emphasis on IATI by including it in the new version of the Organisational Risk & Integrity Assessment (ORIA). All the more reason to improve your IATI data quality like SPARK did!

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19 Feb
IATI Dashboard
IATI Alliance Dashboard

For your strategic partnerships you will be working in consortia. We have previously talked about creating a shared space for your consortium to collect and analyse your results, progress and impact. One way to do this would be an (IATI) alliance dashboard: a digital dashboard based on (IATI) data for all the organizations in the...

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