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Video of the Week: GEO Unleashing the Power of Open Data

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Fueled by open data, GEO’s efforts are now evident in most regions of the world. The United States has been a pioneer in making satellite and other observations data freely available and is a major supporter of GEO. The U.S. delegation to the conference included representatives from multiple agencies, including NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Geological […]

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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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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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Open Cities and Crisis Mapping

Large screen displays show live edits to OpenStreetMap as George Washington University geography students, USAID, and the World Bank map Kathmandu by tracing satellite imagery using online tools for the Open Cities project on November 1, 2013. Credit: Chad Blevins

This past fall, USAID’s GeoCenter, in the Office of Science and Technology, partnered with the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) to participate in the “Open Cities” project in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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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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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day One

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A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Making All Voices Count is Open for Business

A woman on a phone in India. Photo Credit: USAID

Today Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development is open for business and calling for proposals. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Securing Water for Food

Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development

Our Photo of the Week features the new USAID and Sida program “Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.” 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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