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In Progress: How USAID is increasing transparency and modernizing information

On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order #13642 “Making Open & Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.” The Executive Order was accompanied by the Office of Management and Budget’s Open Data Policy (M-13-13), which provides guidance on implementing the Executive Order, while maintaining protections for national and operational security, and individual privacy.

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How Data Drives Decisions at USAID

Impact magazine interviews Ellen Starbird, Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID.

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Getting it Right: Using Real-Time Data to Inform Smarter, More Responsive Aid

In this era of unprecedented connectivity, the private sector excels at using digital data to better understand its customers.  There is opportunity for our and other organizations involved in international development to use the analysis of digital data to better understand the real-time needs of populations who benefit from their programs. The United States Agency […]

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A True Data Revolution

Tony Pippa is Deputy Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning

“A true data revolution” is necessary if we are to eradicate extreme poverty as part of the next generation of Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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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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The Road to a ‘Data Ecosystem’ for Modern Abolitionists

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PhD student Dave Blair considers it a tremendous privilege to contribute to the fight against modern day slavery. Read more >>

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Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

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Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050. Read more >>

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Who Stole My Cow? Open Data and Praedial Larceny

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Relevant and timely access to data for not only policy makers and data scientists, but also farmers, innovators and other intermediaries, will help create the solutions needed to prevent threats to food security. Read more >>

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Shared Ag Data is a Secured Future for Vulnerable Populations

Innovations in farming creates benefits for everyone in the community. Photo credit: USAID

Ag data provides critical information that help the lives of the primary producers who feed the nation. Read more >>

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USAID in the Middle East: Using Data to Improve Regional Water Management (Part 1)

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Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

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