Guest post by Dwight Knell, Program Lead at the Credibility Coalition As awareness grows about the importance of establishing credible information, so do concerns about how this credibility is communicated on content traveling around the web. The Internet has offered a platform to truly democratize the spread of information and sharing of knowledge. Decreased barriers and … [Read more...] about Fake news? Distinguishing credible information on the web
How do open data leaders stack up? A look at the Open Data Barometer, Leaders Edition
Abierto al Público interviewed Carlos Iglesias, the senior research manager for Open Data at the World Wide Web Foundation. The WWWF produces the Open Data Barometer, a leading source of analysis on the status of open data around the world. We asked him about this year´s new edition to get some insights related to Latin America and leadership in open data. What’s new in this … [Read more...] about How do open data leaders stack up? A look at the Open Data Barometer, Leaders Edition
How can development organizations improve their open data for aid transparency?
Earlier this year, the global campaign for aid transparency “Publish What you Fund” released the 2018 Aid Transparency Index. The report compares 45 major international donors in relation to how they provided the public with information about their work in the past year across 36 indicators in 5 areas: organizational planning and commitments, finance and budgets, project … [Read more...] about How can development organizations improve their open data for aid transparency?
Meet SmartReader, our open-source text analytics tool
At the IDB we are motivated to learn how open source tools for text analytics and other technology can help guide the task of finding relevant knowledge. With that in mind, we teamed up with the Institute for the Future to create SmartReader, a tool to share with others interested in open source collaboration and artificial intelligence. If you have ever worked on a literature … [Read more...] about Meet SmartReader, our open-source text analytics tool
CrowdLaw: how to design a public participation initiative for lawmaking
[message_box title="" color="blue"] This is Part II of a two-part series by The Governance Lab at the NYU School of Engineering on how to design a public participation initiative for lawmaking. The series is based on “Congress Is Broken; CrowdLaw Could Help Fix It” and “10 Recommendations for Designing Better CrowdLaw Initiatives.” [/message_box] In 2014, Brazil’s … [Read more...] about CrowdLaw: how to design a public participation initiative for lawmaking