In the city of Veracruz, Mexico, the City Council implemented an open source platform that originated in the city of Buenos Aires. In this post, the team from Veracruz recounts their learning from adapting the tool to their local needs during implementation. Veracruz Obras has become yet another open-source digital tool for the Veracruz City Council that contributes to … [Read more...] about How Veracruz replicated the platform that opens public works
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.
Also, read more about the IDB's open-source initiative Code for Development.
Have you ever started looking for software or a digital tool to strengthen a project? Or have you thought about hiring the development of a new tool to solve a challenge? If so, the new code.iadb.org can help you. The IDB launched the Code for Development initiative in early 2017 precisely to serve teams that seek to incorporate software into their responses to the … [Read more...] about How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform
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
Through its second year, the IDB initiative continues to pioneer a vision of the catalytic potential of open source software in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also changing the way development institutions approach technology projects through open-source collaboration. Today, the IDB celebrates two years since the launch of its Code for Development platform. This … [Read more...] about Code for Development: celebrating two years of opening software to the public
The journey of an algorithm from its original use for research at the Inter-American Development Bank to a new application where it could help save lives. What was once developed for research on academic services in Latin America and the Caribbean, today responds to needs even in New York, where the reuse of this particular tool has supported improving the access and … [Read more...] about How an open-source algorithm was reused to improve health services in New York City