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USAID Welcomes the Crowd to Use Geo-Mapping Tools for Open Source Development

In 2014, USAID’s embrace of open source tools and crowdsourcing projects will continue to improve the effectiveness of U.S. development assistance while creating new opportunities for the communities where we work. USAID took the unprecedented step in June 2012 to improve government transparency by hosting a crowdsourcing event to open up access to the public to help map USAID’s loan guarantee data.

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The Positive Impacts of Transparency

Shadrock Roberts talks about crowdsourcing. Photo credit: USAID

At USAID, we feel fortunate to work on an incredible Mission to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world and to be transparent in the process. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Crowdsourcing at USAID: An Example for Aid Transparency & Open Data

Shadrock Roberts talks about crowdsourcing. Photo credit: USAID

Shadrock Roberts from USAID’s GeoCenter offers important lessons learned for government institutions who want to work with crowdsourced information at ICCM 2012. Read more >>

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At Datajam, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Unleash Open Data for Global Development

Administrator Shah and CTO Park discuss open data's impact in development. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID and the White House explored new ways of leveraging open data for development at Datajam event on December 10 Read more >>

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With a Little Help from the Crowd, USAID Increases Government Transparency

At USAID we’re fortunate to work on an incredible mission. But it’s an impossible one to achieve on our own. That’s why we’re always looking for creative ways to engage new problem solvers and develop new partnerships. One of the best ways to engage the public is to open up our data. Set it free. […]

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