Open source software is an important knowledge asset. When treated as such, it can have a much larger impact. Organizations are increasingly working to share open source software they create and advocate the reuse of open source software. At the IDB we’ve been promoting the internal reuse of open source software as well as sharing it externally for over two years now, through … [Read more...] about Getting the most out of your open source software initiative
These teams found a way to overcome complex conditions to achieve development projects in their countries. Meet the 2019 finalists from eight projects of the IDB contest “Superheroes of Development”. The execution of development projects is as complex as the expected results. Endeavors such as the construction of roads, the universalization of health services, access to … [Read more...] about What can we learn from our Development Superheroes?
These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
Open Badges establish a common framework for recognizing achievements and competencies between employers, professionals and educational providers. We have explored the basics of Open Badges as a solution for showcasing the skills of the future of work. These badges are displayed as a digital symbol that can be posted on a website or different social media channels such as … [Read more...] about Building learning pathways with digital badges
In the coming years, we will pass from the digital era to the quantum era. This article presents the basic elements of quantum computing, one of the technologies with the most disruptive potential. The digital transformation is changing the world faster than ever. But would you believe that the digital age will soon give way to the quantum era? Digital literacy has been … [Read more...] about How does quantum computing work?