Category: Aid Transparency
A Friday Night with OpenAI about IATI
I finally had a chance to interact with the OpenAI chat bot. I’ll happily use it as my co-worker for general consultancy work: it seems to do an excellent job in summarising the main narrative! 🙂 Inspired by Mike Gifford, I asked a couple of my own questions about the IATI Standard. Being me, I […]
Can IATI benefit from XBRL’s experiences?
Over the last weeks, I started exploring XBRL, the eXtensible Business Reporting Language. Its purpose is “to improve the accountability and transparency of business performance globally, by providing the open data exchange standard for business reporting.” There are clear parallels with IATI, the International Aid Transparency Initiative, the open data exchange standard for development and […]
The state of open data in the development sector
For completeness, I copied my post from the Data4Development site: The State of Open Data (Davies et al., 2019) is an extensive report about “all things open data”. Chapter 5 deals with open data for development assistance and humanitarian action, and highlights the crucial chicken-and-egg problem we see as well: Lack of investment in data […]