To help the Tanzanian Government optimize its health supply chain transport system, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT mapped the country. The data was uploaded by volunteers with Humanitarian Open Street Maps and Ramani Huria, and is now available to the world. For the people of Tanzania, including businesses, having a complete digital road map available means that businesses can better plan and operate, people can more efficiently plan their travel.
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Leveraging Data and Evidence to Drive Decision Making at USAID
USAID is committed to improving evaluation and data quality to ensure that evidence informs decisions and policies, and improves programs. The Agency has made significant progress over the past five years and is being recognized for these efforts.
Announcing USAID’s Open Data Policy
USAID has just released its first ever open data policy. We want you engaged in the process!
Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!
USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!
Video of the Week: GEO Unleashing the Power of Open Data
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 […]
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.
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.
Open Cities and Crisis Mapping
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.
How Data Drives Decisions at USAID
Impact magazine interviews Ellen Starbird, Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID.
Open Government Progress
Today in London, more than 1,000 delegates from across the globe are gathering for the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit to celebrate a collaboration between government and civil society. Read more >>