It’s been almost a year since we asked citizens in three pilot Ukrainian municipalities what they wanted to know about their city budgets. These results have now turned into tangible tools.
Posts Tagged: data visualization
Why would you want the budget of your city to be open? What does the community really want? Do all those numbers and terms really even mean anything to the average citizen? We at UNDP in Ukraine and Internews wanted some answers.
If you wanted to learn more about UNDP’s strategy – the issues and how we’re tackling them – in a particular country, how would you go about doing it? Look through the UNDP country office website? Read a bunch of reports? What you’re probably looking for is something that cuts through the dense jargon, the… Read more »
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 »
The data is out there – now it’s time to make sense of it (and have fun)! Do you want to learn how to extract, analyze, and visualize public data to give your stories the most impact? If you’re a young journalist, journalism student or a data enthusiast, check out our event website and apply… Read more »
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 »
We tend to use Twitter as a source of real time or, at least, close to real time news update channel. You might have seen, or even participated in, live tweeting sessions, following colleagues or friends, reading news from newspapers without actually buying them and so on and so forth. Fortunately, all these interactions are… Read more »
Weapons fuel conflicts. Preventing, or at least controlling, their flow significantly contributes to international peace and security. In order to do this, we need data which would help track weapons and better respond to emerging or ongoing crisis. Since 2005, one of the main issues we’ve been working on is the transparency of arms transfers… Read more »
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 »
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 »