Aid data Geocoding Presentation - Open Data for Development Camp


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Aid data Geocoding Presentation - Open Data for Development Camp

  1. 1. Anna Lauridsen, Development Gateway Open Data for Development Camp May 12 2011
  2. 2. Overview AidData Geocoding Development Loop
  3. 3. About Development Gateway International non-profit organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels Created in 2001 by the World Bank Work made possible by grants and project funding from Australia, Belgium, EU, Germany, Japan, World Bank, UNDP, and others Our mission is to enable change and reduce poverty in developing countries through the use of information technology. We provide web-based tools to strengthen governance and make aid and development efforts more effective.Development Gateway works in the areas of Governance Knowledge and Networking Transparency and Accountability
  4. 4. Better Information for Aid Effectiveness How can donors and NGOs better coordinate? How can governments better plan their budgets and integrate external and domestic resources? How can citizens provide feedback on aid projects? How can research help us learn from ongoing efforts?
  5. 5. The AidData Mission Transparency  Improve the breadth and depth of aid information  Foster aid information sharing among stakeholders Accessibility  Enable public access to aid activity information  Create visualizations to facilitate analysis Accountability  Enable feedback loops  Empower donors, countries, CSOs and citizens to hold each other to account for aid activities
  6. 6. The AidData Program A Global Public Good  Extensive online aid information resource freely accessible to the public Other Projects and Services  Aid information portals and technical assistance  Many custom projects result in public services
  7. 7. GeocodingMapping aid information… Enables a better understanding of the allocation of aid within a country Highlights potential financing gaps and inequities in aid distribution Helps ensure that aid flows to those who need it most
  8. 8. Geocoding methodologyDeveloped by AidData and Uppsala University,Sweden Standardized. Allows for standardization and precision across donors High quality. Double coding and arbitration; specialized software for accuracy Expert team trained in coding methodology Mashable. Data can be used by any geographic information provider and overlaid with other layers.
  9. 9. Geocoding and the World BankWorld Bank/AidData Mapping for Results partnership Team of AidData and Word Bank coders Geocoded all active World Bank projects in 81 IDA Countries Team is now creating visualizations; enabling users to see where aid is directed, identify gaps, and improve planning and coordination More information and results at and
  10. 10. Donor Coordination Display activities of multiple donors to inform the geographic coordination and planning process within recipient countries Combine with sub-national socioeconomic indicators to facilitate country aid and budgeting planning
  11. 11. Mapping for Results: Global View
  12. 12. World Bank Projects in Nepal
  13. 13. Population Density and World Bank Projects
  14. 14. Poverty and World Bank Projects
  15. 15. Recipient Feedback Loops Need for on the ground information  Lack of information about outcomes  No mechanism to give recipients a voice in aid Enable stakeholders to better assess aid performance; enhance dialogue between recipient governments and donors on aid allocation. Combine with SMS technology to enable crowdsourcing and create feedback loops.
  16. 16. Development Loop Created for the World Bank’s Apps for Development competition Application for mapping aid activities and indicators together with feedback Partnership between AidData and Esri, a leading provider of interactive mapping software Data collection/edit allows for adding or augmenting data in the field iphone prototype
  17. 17. Next Steps Combining geocoded data with SMS crowdsourcing technology Advocate for increased availability and granularity of sub- national needs indicators Geocoding more donors globally and all donors in one or two pilot countries Coding at multiple points in the funding process (planning, budget implementation, assessment) Increasing accessibility through mobile phone applications
  18. 18. Thank You! More info on geocoding: Mapping for results: More from Development Gateway: Contact me: