Code for Development is the IDB Group's effort to catalog open-source software that meets the needs of governments and citizens. As we celebrate the accomplishments of its third year, the world is now a very different place. Facing a worldwide pandemic has emphasized the magnitude of many development challenges, and highlights the urgency of the changes necessary to meet them. … [Read more...] about Code for Development: three years of open-source solutions without borders
Open Source at the IDB
The latest posts related to working in open source for social and economic development as well as stories about how governments and citizens are developing and reusing software for the public in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Entrepreneurs are experts at mobilizing quickly and turning challenges into opportunities. In the context of the pandemic, the IDB Lab carried out a regional mapping exercise to visualize the solutions that are emerging from this network. This open data, presented with an intuitive interface, serves to facilitate collaborations, scale robust concepts, and highlight the capacity … [Read more...] about The visible ally: open data about the network of entrepreneurs responding to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Coronavirus Impact Dashboard Toolbox includes publicly available data sources and open-source code to process Waze for Cities data. Together, these tools are the basis for a dashboard that shows the impact of social distancing measures on mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The code can be replicated and reused in other … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Impact Dashboard Toolbox: data and open-source tools to understand the pandemic’s impact in cities across Latin America and the Caribbean
The response to the coronavirus crisis has revealed the shortage of personal protective equipment and critical medical devices. According to the WHO, the worldwide capacity to supply needed items through traditional suppliers is under stress. To produce and provide supplies directly in the service of local first responders, maker communities across Latin America, the Caribbean, … [Read more...] about Responses in 3D: Opening up the production of critical medical supplies
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