Time to kick off our data journalism bootcamp #datajcamp13

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion Social innovation

I just arrived in Chisinau, Moldova for our regional data journalism bootcamp! The energy even before the event has started is more than promising. My colleagues from the anti-corruption team, Camilla and Ira, gathered over 30 young journalists from across the region, as well as Michael Bauer from the Open Knowledge Foundation, who flew in… Read more »

Open data for accountable governance: Is data literacy the key to citizen engagement?

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion Social innovation

Citizen engagement has been at the forefront of my mind while researching the use of innovation and technology in anti-corruption. How can technology connect citizens with governments, and how can we foster, harness, and sustain the citizen engagement that is so essential to anti-corruption efforts? UNDP has worked on a number of projects that use… Read more »

Q&A: The day a big data scientist met a development organization

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Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Social innovation

I met Benjamin Renoust at the Masters of Networks event that brought together network scientists, policy makers and data analysts to discuss open policy making. Benjamin was part of the team that addressed a predefined set of challenges, to help us analyze the value of big data for development organizations (in this case internal, operational data… Read more »

Visualizing Montenegro’s budget: A step towards participatory budgeting?

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion

We are working on an exciting new project with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Montenegro and can’t wait to see initial results. Our project forms part of the Open Government Partnership commitments Montenegro made this year, at the Open Government Partnership’s inaugural session: we want to visualize the 2012 national budget, hoping… Read more »