Peter Eigen: Overcoming the fear of transparency

We’ve participated in two interesting events in the last two weeks: the Open Aid Data Conference in Berlin, and the IATI in the Visigrad countries conference in Prague. A proper post is still due, but here’s already a video of the closing talk from Transparency International’s founder Peter Eigen, “Overcoming the fear of transparency”:

[openaiddata.de] Peter Eigen – Overcoming the fear of transparency from Open Knowledge Foundation on Vimeo.

Dutch development data and results online

Today, Ben Knapen, the Dutch State Secretary for development cooperation, presented the  “Resultatenrapportage”, the “reporting of results” on Dutch efforts in development aid in the period 2009-2010 . He used the occassion to also present the first…

What are the effects of open development?

At “Open Data for Development Camp” in Amsterdam, Marijn Rijken of the Dutch research institute TNO presented on “open data opportunities in development”. Together, we’re now drafting a research proposal to gather answers on pertinent questions around …

Aid Transparency Barcamp Nepal on August 4th

Aid Transparency Barcamp Nepal, run jointly by YoungInnovationPvt. Ltd and aidinfo, is a conference to raise the awareness of the foreign aid scenario in Nepal. It intends to create a platform to initiate conversations and connections on the effective…

"World Bank Institute: We’re also the data bank"

At the Activate Conference, Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute gave a brief overview about their first experiences with open data (their data catalogue website gets more visitors than their home page now, and Google translated the top indicators …

Open for discussion: the "Open for Change" Manifesto

Ever since we started networking as “development 2.0 pioneers”, we wanted to express our core values, so we can grow our network into a movement.
In January we adopted the name “Open for Change”, and worked to organise the world’s first “Open Data for …